Traditional IRA

Individual Retirement Account


Tax-deferred income for retirement

Think you’ll be in a lower tax bracket when you retire? A SEFCU Traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) might be a good way to save for your golden years.

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Tax-Deductible Contributions

Tax-Deferred Earnings

Features and Benefits

Build a retirement fund

  • No minimum deposit
  • Tiered dividend rates
  • Contributions are tax-deductible
  • Growth is tax-deferred
  • Must take a required minimum distribution when you turn 72
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Rates & Fees

Tiered Dividends

Average Monthly Tier Balances Minimum Opening Deposit Minimum Balance to Obtain APY Dividend Rate Annual Percentage Yield*
Traditional IRA $0 –$2,499.99 N/A $1.00 0.15% 0.15%
Traditional IRA $2,500 –$9,999.99 N/A $2,500.00 0.49% 0.50%
Traditional IRA $10,000 –$24,999.99 N/A $10,000.00 0.74% 0.75%
Traditional IRA $25,000 –$49,999.99 N/A $25,000.00 0.99% 1.00%
Traditional IRA $50,000 & over N/A $50,000.00 1.48% 1.50%


Item Fee

IRA Close Plan Fee


IRA Transfer Fee


Qualified Distributions List

Item IRS penalty

IRA owner will be at least 59 ½ years old in the applicable tax year 


IRA owner becomes disabled or has died


Funds used for qualified higher education expenses


Funds are used for a “first-time” home purchase

“first-time” home purchase means:

• The home must be purchased by a grandparent, parent, spouse, child or grandchild of the IRA owner, or by the IRA owner

• The home purchaser may not have had his or her name on a mortgage deed in the last three years

• There is a lifetime limit of $10,000 which can be distributed from the traditional IRA for this purpose


Funds are used for medical insurance premiums, provided the IRA owner has been receiving unemployment insurance payments for at least 12 weeks


Funds are used to pay the portion of unreimbursed medical expenses in excess of 7.5% of the owner’s adjusted gross income


A withdrawal program has been set up as a series of “Substantially Equal Periodic Payments” that are taken over the owner’s life, and are based on the owner’s life expectancy

Once this program is set up, it cannot be changed for 5 years


All other withdrawals

Generally 10% of the withdrawal


See which account is best for you

Traditional IRA

  • Fund with pre-tax money
  • Earnings are tax-deferred
  • Must start making withdrawals when you’re 70½
  • Contributions stop when you turn 70½


Roth IRA

  • Fund with after-tax money
  • Earnings are tax-free (but if withdrawn, can be subject to taxes)
  • No required minimum distributions
  • Can continue contributing throughout your lifetime

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* Annual Percentage Yield. Rate and APY are variable and are subject to change after the account is opened. APY is accurate as of today – February 2, 2023. Fees may reduce earnings.