Traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
The traditional IRA offers tax-deferred growth which means you don’t pay taxes on the earnings in your IRA until you withdraw them. Contributions may be completely or partly tax deductible depending on your income.
Unlike the traditional IRA, contributions to a Roth IRA are not tax deductible. However, earnings grow tax free and withdrawals may be free from Federal Income tax as long as you are at least 59½, the account is at least 5 years old and you meet income eligibility guidelines.
Simplified Employer Pension (SEP) IRA
The SEP IRA is a retirement plan designed to benefit self-employed individuals and small business owners. SEP IRA benefits include: high annual contribution limits; discretionary and flexible annual contributions and minimal administration. SEP IRA plans can be established by a one-person business or by a business owner with employees.
All types of IRAs, including traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs and Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRAs owned by the same person in the same FDIC-insured bank are added together and the total is insured up to $250,000.