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What is a Traditional IRA?

Source: www.irs.govA traditional IRA is any IRA that is not a Roth or SIMPLE IRAWho Can Set Up a Traditional IRA?You can set up and make contributions to a traditional IRA if:You (or, if you file a joint return, your spouse) received taxable compensation during the...

What is a Roth IRA

Source: www.irs.gov A Roth IRA is an IRA that, except as explained below, is subject to the rules that apply to a traditional IRA. You cannot deduct contributions to a Roth IRA. If you satisfy the requirements, qualified distributions are tax-free. You can make...

What is a SIMPLE IRA

Source: www.irs.gov A SIMPLE IRA plan is a Savings Incentive Match PLan for Employees. Because this is a simplified plan, the administrative costs should be lower than for other, more complex plans. Under a SIMPLE IRA plan, employees and employers make contributions...

What is SEP IRA

Source: IRS.gov A SEP is a simplified employee pension plan. A SEP plan provides employers with a simplified method to make contributions toward their employees’ retirement and, if self-employed, their own retirement. Contributions are made directly to an Individual...

What Is Compensation

Source: IRS.gov www.irs.gov Generally, compensation is what you earn from working. For a summary of what compensation does and does not include, see Table 1-1. Compensation includes all of the items discussed next (even if you have more than one type). Wages,...