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individual retirement account (IRA),

n a savings certificate exempt from income tax until the time of withdrawal. There are limits to the amount that can be saved annually under this plan, and there are conditions of withdrawal for maximal interest and tax advantage.
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Nutter, "Accumulation and Distribution of Individual Retirement Arrangements, 2000," SOI Bulletin, Spring 2004, Volume 23, Number 4, pp.
7 See IRS Publication 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (revised 1/94)
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRA's) were created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974.
Neither ERISA nor IRS protections apply to assets held under individual retirement arrangements (including SEPs and SIMPLE IRAs), government plans, or most church plans.
Form 5498, Individual Retirement Arrangement Information: Beginning in 1997, Form 5498 is used to report contributions to three types of retirement plans: individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), simplified employee pensions (SEPs) and SIMPLEs (plans for employees of small employers).
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