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1 Individual Retirement Accounts Traditional and Roth IRAs

2 Traditional IRA What is a Traditional IRA? A Traditional IRA is an Individual Retirement Arrangement, or more commonly known as an Individual Retirement Account, which allows pre-tax dollars along with any interest, capital gains, or dividend income to grow tax deferred until withdrawal. With an Entrust self-directed Traditional IRA, an individual may have the ability to direct their funds towards a wide variety of investments. Traditional IRA Eligibility Requirements An individual can open and make contributions to an IRA if both of the following requirements are met: Taxable compensation has been received during the year 70 ½ years of age has not been reached by the end of the year If an individual and their spouse have received compensation during the year and have not reached 70 ½ years of age, an IRA may be established for each. However, if filing a joint tax return, only one is required to receive compensation and is allowed to contribute on behalf of their spouse. Traditional IRA Contributions for 2015 If an individual has not reached 50 years of age by the end of the year, the maximum contribution that can be made is the lesser of $5,500 or the amount of their taxable compensation. If an individual has reached 50 years of age or older by the end of the year, the maximum contribution that can be made is the lesser of $6,500 or the amount of their taxable compensation. Due to the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, a $1,000 catch-up provision was provided in an effort to allow additional retirement savings. How to determine if an Entrust self-directed Traditional IRA is the right retirement plan for you: You want tax-deferred earnings You want your contribution to be deductible Your income exceeds the income limits for contributing a Roth IRA * Your current Traditional IRA restricts your investment options You have funds in an old 401(k) that you want invest in alternative assets * See IRA Comparison for 2015

3 Roth IRA What is a Roth IRA? A Roth IRA is an individual retirement account that is funded with post-tax dollars, but all earnings, including interest, capital gains, and dividend income, grow tax free. You pay income taxes on the initial contribution in the year it is made, but you can withdraw the earnings tax-free as long as certain requirements are met. * In addition, you can withdraw your direct contributions at any time. You can begin withdrawing earnings at age 59 ½, but you are not required to take distributions at any age. You can have both a Roth IRA and an employer-sponsored plan, as long as you meet the compensation requirements. What are the eligibility requirements? You can make contributions to a Roth IRA if you have taxable compensation for the year, and your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) does not exceed the specified limits. If an individual and their spouse have received compensation during the year, both can contribute to their own IRA. However, if filing a joint tax return, only one individual is required to have compensation. Contribute to a Roth for a Tax-Free Future Contributions to a Roth IRA are not tax deductible, but the gains accumulate tax free. If you are under 50 years old, the maximum allowable contribution for 2015 is $5,500. If you are 50 or over, the maximum is $6,500. If your current Roth IRA does not allow self-direction, you can easily transfer funds to an Entrust self-directed Roth IRA. You can also convert a Traditional IRA or a 401(k) with a former employer to a Roth. Although this is a taxable event, it allows you to fund your Roth IRA with more than just your annual contribution, and provides the benefit that your future earnings will grow tax free. With a Roth IRA, there is no age limit regarding contributions, and you are not required to take distributions. In most cases, you can withdraw the principal amounts invested without any tax liability. How to determine if an Entrust self-directed Roth IRA is the right retirement plan for you: You want tax-free earnings and no taxation on withdrawals You want to continue saving for your retirement beyond age 70 ½ You do not want to be required to take distributions Your income does not exceed the income limits for contributing * The amount that you can contribute to a Roth IRA is based on your MAGI. However, as of 2010, there is no income limit if you are converting a traditional IRA or 401(k) with a former employer to a Roth. * See IRA Comparison for 2015

4 Start Saving Today It s never been easier and more convenient to establish an IRA with Entrust. 1. Call your local Entrust office and request an IRA application or visit TheEntrustGroup.com/Forms. 2. Complete and return your signed application to your local Entrust office, or , or fax it to our corporate office. 3. Fund your IRA by making a contribution or transfer/rollover an existing IRA or 401(k). 4. Choose your investment. For investment ideas, the Entrust Learning Center has a complete library of articles, case studies, news, and ideas on a number of different investment strategies. If you are unaware of the power of self-direction, please take advantage of free, live and pre-recorded events and webinars offered through any one of our nationwide offices.

5 IRA Comparison for 2015 Age Eligibility Traditional Up to 70 ½ with compensation from employment Roth Any Income Limits For Full Contribution Single: Up to $116,000 Joint: Up to $183,000 Income Limits For Partial Deductibility (Traditional)/ Contribution (Roth) Single: $61,000 - $71,000 Joint: $98,000 - $118,000 Single: $116,000 - $131,000 Joint: $183,000 - $193,000 Contribution Limits $5,500 or 100% of compensation, whichever is less $5,500 or 100% of compensation, whichever is less Catch-Up Contribution Limit Additional $1,000 if at least age 50 Additional $1,000 if at least age 50 Withdrawal Taxation Pre-tax contributions and earnings are taxable at time of distribution Withdrawals are tax-free. Earnings are tax-free after 5-year requirement and after account holder meets one of the following: age 59½, death, disability, qualified first-time home purchase. Contribution Age Limit The year individual turns 70 ½ Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) Begin at age 70 ½

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