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Traditional IRAs

 

Did you know earnings in your Traditional IRA are not subject to federal income tax until withdrawal? You may be able to deduct all or a portion of your Traditional IRA contributions (if you meet the requirements). And you can begin taking withdrawals from your Traditional IRA without any penalties when you reach age 591/2.

In addition, penalty free withdrawals can be taken for the following:

  • You are using the withdrawal for a qualified first home purchase
  • You are using the withdrawal to pay certain higher education expenses
  • Certain conditions of unemployment or qualifying medical expenses
  • The distribution was a result of disability or death

2010 Traditional IRA Eligibility Requirements:

  • You are not age 701/2 in the year the contribution is made.
  • You have earned income equal to the amount you contributed, up to a maximum of $5,000 ($10,000 combined for spouses if you file a joint return) per year.
  • You may make an annual contribution to a Traditional IRA by the due date for your federal income tax return for the year. For tax year 2010, the deadline is April 15, 2011.

2010 Traditional IRA Contribution Limits

If you are not an active participant in an employer sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k), your entire contribution is tax deductible.

If you participate in an employer sponsored retirement plan, your Traditional IRA may be completely or partially deductible. Deductibility depends on the amount of your income.

If you are an active participant in an employer sponsored retirement plan, the following table provides you with lower and upper modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) limits for 2010:

As with all investments, the tax implications of your investment should be made in connection with your independent tax advisor.

Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

It is the investor’s responsibility to ensure Required Minimum Distributions are met upon reaching the age 70 ½. These required minimum distributions are determined by dividing the prior year-end fair market value of the retirement account by the applicable distribution period or life expectancy.

All decisions regarding the tax implications of your investment(s) should be made in connection with your independent tax advisor.

Your Traditional IRA contribution is: If you are married, filing jointly and your MAGI is: If you are single and your MAGI is:
Fully Deductible $89,000 or less $56,000 or less
Partially Deductible More than $89,000 but less than $109,000 More than $56,000 but less than $66,000
Not Deductible $109,000 or more  $66,000 or more

Catch-up contribution provisions for individuals attaining the age of 50 before December 31, 2010

  • In addition to the maximum contribution limit, for 2010, eligible IRA holders can contribute up to $1,000 as a catch-up contribution.

An HSBC Securities Financial Advisor will be happy to tell you more about a Traditional IRA, and whether it's the right retirement investment for you. A world of financial knowledge is available right at your neighborhood HSBC branch. Call 1-800-662-3343 or visit your HSBC branch to arrange a meeting.

Distributions from IRAs made prior to age 591/2 may result in penalties.





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