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IRA

Individual retirement accounts include traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs and SEP IRAs. Traditional and Roth IRAs are funded by the individual owner. SEP IRAs are funded by employers. SIMPLE IRAs are generally funded by employers and employees. Special tax rules apply to these accounts.

Deduction

Definition Tax write-off which is allowed for contributions to traditional IRAs or employer sponsored plans. Individuals who are active participants are eligible to deduct their

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Excess deferral

Definition Salary deferral contributions, contributions are limited to the lesser of the IRC § 402(g) limit or 100% of compensation. Salary deferral contributions in excess

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Compensation Cap

Definition Maximum amount of compensation on that may be taken into consideration when determining contributions  to employer sponsored retirement plans,  such as SEP IRAs, SIMPLE

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IRA

Definition Individual retirement arrangement (IRA) is an umbrella term that covers individual retirement account and individual retirement annuity. These are retirement savings vehicles established by

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