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Traditional IRAs

No setup, administration or annual maintenance fees are charged on Star One IRAs.

Traditional IRA Features

  • No setup, administration or annual maintenance fees
  • Convenience of payroll allocations and automated deposits
  • Automatic distributions available
  • 10-business-day grace period and automatic renewal on Certificate Accounts
  • Competitive rates
  • Knowledgeable, qualified staff
  • Monthly statement

If you and (if married filing a joint tax return) your spouse are not an "active participant" in an employer-sponsored retirement plan (such as a 401(k)), your contributions are fully tax-deductible! Otherwise, phase-out rules apply.

Investments grow on a tax-deferred basis. Earnings are taxed only upon withdrawal. We offer Contributory, Rollover, Conduit, and Spousal plans. Untaxed Traditional IRA assets are now generally permitted to be rolled over into a qualified retirement plan (employer plan).

* OFFER APPLIES TO NEW CONTRIBUTORY TRADITIONAL AND ROTH IRAs, TRANSFER OR ROLLOVER FROM EMPLOYER PLANS OR OUTSIDE IRAs. TRANSFERS FROM EXISTING STAR ONE IRAs DO NOT QUALIFY. THE MINIMUM OF $2500 QUALIFYING ASSETS ARE THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF YOUR DEPOSITS AND TRANSFERS MINUS ANY WITHDRAWALS. FUNDING MUST OCCUR WITHIN 90 DAYS OF IRA OPENING. OFFER NOT VALID FOR ESAs. LIMIT ONE BONUS PER MEMBER PER 12-MONTH PERIOD. BONUS WILL BE DEPOSITED INTO YOUR NEW STAR ONE IRA. MINIMUM QUALIFYING BALANCE MUST REMAIN IN THE ACCOUNT FOR AT LEAST 180 DAYS OR THE LENGTH OF THE CERTIFICATE TERM, WHICHEVER IS LONGER; OTHERWISE WE MAY CHARGE BACK THE AMOUNT OF THE BONUS AWARD TO THE ACCOUNT. BONUS WILL NOT BE REPORTED TO THE IRS AS AN IRA CONTRIBUTION AND ANY TAXES RELATED TO THE BONUS ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA MAY APPLY. PROMO CODE: IRA2016

Traditional IRA Summary

Qualifications Must have earned income and not have reached age 70½ by the end of the year.
Maximum Contributions 2015 - $5,500
$1,000 "catch-up" contribution (if age 50 or over during the year)
2016 - $5,500
$1,000 "catch-up" contribution (if age 50 or over during the year)
2015 Contribution Deadline April 18, 2016
Tax Status of Earnings Tax-deferred until withdrawal
Nonrefundable Tax Credit You may be eligible to receive a credit (not to exceed $1000) on your contribution if you meet certain requirements.
Contribution Restrictions None if you are under age 70½ and have earned income. However, if you are an active participant in an employer retirement plan, your contribution may not be deductible (see tax-deduction information below).
Tax Deduction Yes (See Traditional IRA tax-deduction explanation below)
IRS Penalties for Early Withdrawal None if:
  • Over 59½
  • Death or disability
  • Qualified medical expenses
  • Certain health insurance
  • Qualified college expenses
  • First-time home purchase (up to $10,000)
  • Due to IRS levy
Required Distributions Must begin by April 1 following year participant turns 70½
Contribution Age Limit Not allowed after the year age 70½ is attained

IRA Investment Options

  • Savings Account - $100 minimum deposit or $25 with automated deposits
  • Certificate Accounts - $100 minimum deposit or $25 with automated deposits, 6-month, 1-year and 2-year terms

IRA Dividend Rates

IRA / ESA Savings

0.85

%

0.85% APY



6-Month IRA / ESA

0.90

%

0.90% APY



1-Year IRA / ESA

0.95

%

0.95% APY



2-Year IRA / ESA

1.00

%

1.00% APY

 

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Additional IRA Information and Help


If you own multiple IRAs and frequently move assets between those IRAs, be aware that the IRS has changed the rules that limit the number of rollovers you can complete within one year.

You are limited to only one IRA rollover per 12-month period, regardless of the number of IRAs you own. The 12-month period begins the day you receive the IRA distribution. Keep in mind that this 12-month rollover rule applies only to IRA-to-IRA rollovers and does not apply to your employer-sponsored retirement plan rollovers or to rollovers between employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs. In addition, this rule does not apply to IRA transfers (the direct movement of IRA assets to another IRA). This means that you still can complete an unlimited number of IRA transfers during any period because you do not have access to the assets.

Roth and Traditional IRAs will be aggregated for purposes of this one-per-taxpayer limitation. "Traditional" IRAs include simplified employee pension (SEP) plan accounts and savings incentive match plan for employees of small employers (SIMPLE) IRAs. If you receive a distribution and subsequently roll over the amount from either type of IRA, you will be disqualified from completing a subsequent rollover for 12 months. For example, if you take a distribution from your Roth IRA on January 15, 2015, and roll over the amount to another Roth IRA within 60 days, you cannot roll over another distribution from any Roth, SIMPLE, or Traditional IRA that you may own until January 15, 2016.

The new rollover limitation does not include Roth IRA conversions. For example, if you take a distribution from your Traditional IRA in 2015 and deposit the amount into a Roth IRA within 60 days, that is considered a conversion and the 12-month rollover rule does not apply.

60-Day Rule Applies

You have 60 days from the date you receive IRA assets to roll them over to either the same IRA or another IRA. Be sure to complete your rollover before the 60th day if the 60th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, as there is no extension to complete a rollover.

Changing Jobs or Retiring
Preserve the tax-favored status of your employer retirement plan savings by rolling over the money to an IRA. The best way to roll retirement plan dollars to an IRA is via a "direct rollover." By rolling over your retirement savings from an employer-sponsored plan directly to an IRA, you will avoid the mandatory 20% income tax withholding as well as any early distribution penalty tax. Contact your employer plan administrator or IRA Services at Star One for instructions on how to move your retirement funds.

Rollovers From an Employer Plan
An individual may roll over funds from an employer-sponsored retirement plan to an IRA. An eligible employer-sponsored retirement plan is an IRC Sec. 401 (a) or 403(a) qualified retirement plan (QRP), a tax-sheltered annuity (403(b) plan), or a governmental 457(b) plan. Individuals may either directly or indirectly roll over assets from an employer retirement plan to an IRA.

  • Direct Rollover
    A direct rollover is a rollover distribution that is paid directly to another employer retirement plan or IRA for the benefit of the individual taking the distribution. The mandatory 20% withholding that generally applies to retirement plan rollover distributions does not apply if the distribution is directly rolled over from the retirement plan to the IRA.

  • Indirect Rollover
    An indirect rollover occurs when the individual receives a distribution (e.g., a check is payable to the employee) from an employer retirement plan and, within 60 days, rolls the distribution into an IRA or another qualified employer retirement plan. The employer is required to withhold 20% of the distribution as a prepayment of income tax.

    An individual may roll over 100% of the rollover distribution amount, including the 20% that the administrator of the plan withheld. With that option, an individual will have to make up the 20% tax withholding out of their pocket. An individual may choose to roll over only the 80% actually received; however, the withheld 20% of the distribution should be included in their taxable income for the year. If they are under age 59½, they may incur a 10% early distribution penalty on the 20% withholding as well.

  • Beneficiary Rollover
    Non-spouse beneficiaries may directly rollover inherited employer-sponsored retirement plan assets to inherited IRAs. (Consult a tax advisor with questions regarding these types of transactions.) A spouse beneficiary has the added benefit by of treating the inherited IRA funds as their own, and can transfer or rollover the funds to their own IRA plan.

Rollover to a Traditional IRA
Any pre-tax retirement savings that is rolled over to a Traditional IRA is not subject to income taxes, nor does it trigger tax penalties for an early withdrawal. Assets remain in a tax-deferred plan with a Traditional IRA.

Rollover to a Roth IRA
There is an option to rollover employer-sponsored retirement plan assets to a Roth IRA instead of a Traditional IRA. With this transaction, an individual is converting pre-tax retirement savings into after-tax savings. This transaction is not a tax-free transaction; the taxable amount of your plan rollover is included in income for the year. However, once the money is in a Roth IRA, it is never taxed again. And if an individual takes a qualified distribution from the Roth IRA, any earnings that have accrued can be taken out tax-free. If an individual has stopped working and has earned less income for the year, they might be in a lower tax bracket and rolling over pre-tax retirement plan assets to a Roth IRA may be a good move in such a year.

Be sure to seek financial or tax advice before you rollover assets into another plan to ensure you have considered your best options.

...to rollover Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan(s) to a Traditional IRA or to a Roth IRA:

  • Your Star One membership number
  • Your past employer's name and address (needed for employer plan conversions only).
  • Your beneficiary information (SSN, birth date & contact information).
  • Your former employer's plan instructions to rollover funds.
  • A copy of your most recent employee benefits statement for reference.
  • Click on the highlighted link to complete the "Traditional IRA" or "Roth IRA" documents in the IRA Service Center. Be sure to click on the "Move assets from an employer-sponsored retirement plan" radio button to begin. Follow the prompts and answer all questions completely.
  • Upon completion, print the documents, review, sign and mail them to Star One Credit Union, PO Box 3643, Sunnyvale, CA, 94088-3643 ATTN: IRA Services, or take them to a Star One Branch for processing.

Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Planners

Approaching age 70½? Are you already in required distribution status? These tools will help you understand the implications of the federal required minimum distribution (RMD) rules and calculate withdrawals that meet the RMD requirements.

Distribution Calculator
The RMD Calculator is designed to calculate required distributions.


Beneficiary Planners
Are you an IRA beneficiary? Don't miss out on the significant tax-deferral options available to IRA beneficiaries. These tools will help you identify your IRA withdrawal options, project future payments, and calculate required beneficiary distributions.

Beneficiary Payout Calculator
The RMD Calculator is designed to assist beneficiaries of deceased IRA holders in calculating required distributions from the decedent's IRA.

If an IRA beneficiary is receiving distributions over a 5-year period, they may waive the distribution for 2009, effectively extending the distribution over a 6-year period.

If you have questions, please call us.

The rates appearing in this Rate and Fee Schedule are for IRA accounts as of the date indicated on the rate page. If you have any questions or require current rate information on your accounts, please call us.

Traditional IRA Tax Deduction explanation. Contributions up to the limit are fully tax-deductible if you are not an active participant in an employer sponsored retirement plan. If you are an active participant and a single tax filer your deductibility phase out range for tax years 2015 & 2016 is $61,000 - $71,000. If you are married and filing a joint return your deductibility phase out range for tax years 2015 & 2016 is $98,000 - $118,000. Note: If your spouse is not an active participant, such spouse is subject to a separate deductibility phase out range of $184,000 - $194,000 for 2016 and $183,000 - $193,000 for 2015.

Traditional and Roth IRA Accounts are separately insured to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the United States Government. Coverdell Education Savings Accounts are insured under the same provisions as irrevocable trust accounts.