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Frequently Asked Questions: IRA Savings and IRA CDs

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Popular Questions
  • What are the distribution requirements for my Traditional IRA account?
    Once you reach age 70 ½, you are responsible for a required minimum distribution (RMD) each year. We will not make a withdrawal from your account unless you make a specific request. We offer services to schedule your payment automatically. Consult with a Citizens Banker to obtain more information.
  • What is the deadline for making a contribution?
    The date your income taxes are due for that tax year, generally April 15th of the following calendar year.
  • When can I make withdrawals from my IRA account?
    At any time, but the taxable portion of your withdrawal will become part of your income for the year. In most cases, if funds are withdrawn before age 59 ½, a 10% IRS tax penalty is being applied on the taxable portion of your withdrawal. Certain exemptions may apply, such as the purchase of a first home (up to $10,000), higher education expenses, or disability. Roth IRA accounts must remain open for at least five years and meet one of the exemptions in order to avoid tax penalties.
  • Can I make an IRA contribution for my spouse?
    Yes, if you are married and filing a joint tax return and your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) equals or exceeds the combined contribution amount for you and your spouse.
  • What are the 2015 IRA Rollover rules amendments?
    The IRS has implemented new rules that significantly limit IRA owner’s options when moving IRA assets between financial institutions.

    We have amended your IRA documents to reflect the recent legislation that resulted in this IRA rule change. Below you will find links to amendments applicable to your disclosure statement.

    Specifically, language has been added to the disclosure statement to explain a change to the rollover rule. Effective January 1, 2015, an IRA owner may complete only one IRA to IRA rollover in any 12-month period, regardless of the number and type of IRAs owned by the individual. The rule change applies to all IRAs—Traditional, Roth, and SIMPLE—as well as Coverdell education savings accounts (ESAs).
    For Traditional and Roth IRAs, there has been legislation which allows more individuals to qualify for rollovers from bankrupt airlines. For Traditional IRAs, we have also added language to address qualifying longevity annuity contracts (QLACs) and required minimum distribution (RMD) calculations.

    Please review the appropriate amendment(s) for your IRA(s) and keep this information with the materials that were provided when you opened your IRA.

    You may wish to consult with a tax advisor to determine if the rule change for rollovers affects your tax situation.

    If you have any questions around this amendment please call our Retirement Services department at 1-800-948-7200, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Roth IRA Amendment Disclosure
    Coverdell ESA Amendment Disclosure
  • What are the distribution requirements for my Traditional IRA account?
    Once you reach age 70 ½, you are responsible for a required minimum distribution (RMD) each year. We will not make a withdrawal from your account unless you make a specific request. We offer services to schedule your payment automatically. Consult with a Citizens Banker to obtain more information.
  • What is the deadline for making a contribution?
    The date your income taxes are due for that tax year, generally April 15th of the following calendar year.
  • When can I make withdrawals from my IRA account?
    At any time, but the taxable portion of your withdrawal will become part of your income for the year. In most cases, if funds are withdrawn before age 59 ½, a 10% IRS tax penalty is being applied on the taxable portion of your withdrawal. Certain exemptions may apply, such as the purchase of a first home (up to $10,000), higher education expenses, or disability. Roth IRA accounts must remain open for at least five years and meet one of the exemptions in order to avoid tax penalties.
  • What are distribution requirements for my Traditional IRA account?
    Once you reach age 70 ½, you are responsible for a required minimum distribution (RMD) each year. We will not make a withdrawal from your account unless you make a specific request. We offer services to schedule your payment automatically. Consult with a Citizens Banker to obtain more information.
  • What are the 2015 IRA Rollover rules amendments?
    The IRS has implemented new rules that significantly limit IRA owner’s options when moving IRA assets between financial institutions.

    We have amended your IRA documents to reflect the recent legislation that resulted in this IRA rule change. Below you will find links to amendments applicable to your disclosure statement.

    Specifically, language has been added to the disclosure statement to explain a change to the rollover rule. Effective January 1, 2015, an IRA owner may complete only one IRA to IRA rollover in any 12-month period, regardless of the number and type of IRAs owned by the individual. The rule change applies to all IRAs—Traditional, Roth, and SIMPLE—as well as Coverdell education savings accounts (ESAs).
    For Traditional and Roth IRAs, there has been legislation which allows more individuals to qualify for rollovers from bankrupt airlines. For Traditional IRAs, we have also added language to address qualifying longevity annuity contracts (QLACs) and required minimum distribution (RMD) calculations.

    Please review the appropriate amendment(s) for your IRA(s) and keep this information with the materials that were provided when you opened your IRA.

    You may wish to consult with a tax advisor to determine if the rule change for rollovers affects your tax situation.

    If you have any questions around this amendment please call our Retirement Services department at 1-800-948-7200, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Roth IRA Amendment Disclosure
    Coverdell ESA Amendment Disclosure

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