An IRA helps you prepare for retirement — one contribution at a time.

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Key Features

  • Tax Advantages*
  • Competitive Dividends
  • No Setup or Maintenance Fees
  • Save for retirement with tax advantages1
  • Competitive interest above standard savings rates
  • Traditional and Roth IRA options
  • No setup fees
  • No monthly or annual maintenance fees
  • Annual contribution limits apply (see current contribution limits; $6,000 as of 2020)*
  • Additional $1,000 "catch-up" contribution allowed for ages 50+
  • Funds can be used to purchase CDs within IRA
  • No minimum deposit to open

1Consult a tax advisor.

There are advantages to both traditional and Roth IRAs. One of the biggest differences is the time at which you see the most advantage. A traditional IRA provides potential tax relief today, while a Roth IRA has the potential for the most tax benefit at time of retirement.

Traditional IRA

  • No income limits to open
  • No minimum contribution requirement
  • Contributions are tax deductible on state and federal income tax1
  • Earnings are tax deferred until withdrawal (when usually in lower tax bracket)
  • Withdrawals can begin at age 59½
  • Early withdrawals subject to penalty2
  • Mandatory withdrawals at age 70½

Roth IRA

  • Income limits to be eligible to open Roth IRA3
  • Contributions are NOT tax deductible
  • Earnings are 100% tax free at withdrawal1
  • Principal contributions can be withdrawn without penalty1
  • Withdrawals on interest can begin at age 59½
  • Early withdrawals on interest subject to penalty2
  • No mandatory distribution age
  • No age limit on making contributions as long as you have earned income

1Subject to some minimal conditions. Consult a tax advisor.

2Certain exceptions apply, such as healthcare, purchasing first home, etc.

3Consult a tax advisor.

IRAs aren't the only way of preparing for retirement. WCU also offers IRA CDs. If you’re looking for even easier ways to save up, look no further than our regular and IRA CDs and savings accounts. 

Help your student prepare for college. A Coverdell ESA provides a safe, tax-free place to build savings early for education expenses — free of setup and annual fees.

  • Set aside funds for your child's education
  • No setup or annual fee
  • Dividends grow tax-free
  • Withdrawals are tax-free and penalty-free when used for qualified education expenses1
  • Designated beneficiary must be under 18 when contributions are made
  • To contribute to an ESA, certain income limits apply2
  • Contributions are not tax deductible
  • $2,000 maximum annual contribution per child
  • The money must be withdrawn by the time he or she turns 303
  • The ESA may be transferred without penalty to another member of the family
  • No minimum deposit to open

1Qualified expenses include tuition and fees, books, supplies, board, etc.

2Consult your tax advisor to determine your contribution limit.

3Those earnings are subject to income tax and a 10% penalty.

*Consult a tax advisor

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Worcester Credit Union is insured by both National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporations (MSIC). The NCUA insures all deposits up to $250,000 per account owners. All deposits above the NCUA limits are fully insured by the MSIC.