Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Coverdell ESAs (formerly Educational IRAs) are available. We charge no annual fees, no monthly service fees, no management fees, and no commission fees on our Individual Retirement Accounts. A $25.00 minimum deposit is required to open/maintain an IRA.

Please contact us if you have any questions about IRAs.

Traditional IRA

Augusta VAH FCU offers a share savings IRA that pays quarterly interest rates.

IRAs are a smart way to save for the future. A traditional IRA can be opened and funded without any employer participation. Contributions and/or earnings are tax-deferred until retirement. Unlike many employer plans, money in the account is always accessible; however, until age 59½ there is a 10 percent early distribution penalty unless you qualify for an exemption due to one of the following: disability, qualifying education expenses, unemployment, qualifying first-home purchases, death, or receipt of your IRA assets in equal payments over your life expectancy.

IRA Share Certificates of Deposits are also available in 12-month and 24-month terms. A minimum of $500.00 is required to set up an IRA Share Certificate of Deposit.

For more information on a traditional IRA please contact the Member Services Department at the nearest branch office.

Roth IRA

Roth IRAs differ from Traditional IRAs in that the money you contribute to a Roth IRA has already been taxed. So the principal amount is never subject to taxes or penalties in the future, as long as you stay within the contribution guidelines. This retirement plan allows the money you contribute to grow tax-deferred.

If you do not withdraw any of the earnings until you have had the plan for at least five years, or satisfy one of the qualifying events, those tax-deferred earnings become tax-free. Unlike the traditional IRA, there is no 70½ age limit on making contributions.

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Coverdell Education Savings Account

Coverdell Education savings account can be used to fund a child’s education. A Coverdell Educational IRA can be opened for any child under the age of 18. You may contribute a maximum of $2,000 per year per child until the student’s 18th birthday. The child is the account beneficiary. Like the Roth IRA, contributions to the account are not tax deductible but earnings accumulate tax free. Withdrawals from a Coverdell Education IRA can be used to pay for tuition, books, supplies and room and board (for full time students).

If a child does not attend college, the money must be withdrawn by the time he or she turns 30. Those earnings are subject to income tax and the 10% penalty. The Coverdell Education savings account can also be rolled over without penalty to another member of the family.

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* The Credit Union provides no legal advice to members, and provides the foregoing information from a reliable resource to give our members a basic understanding of these services. You should consult with your tax or legal adviser regarding any particular and the current status of applicable federal and state laws.

Please review our Truth-in-Savings disclosure.