Gov’t extends IRA contributions deadline – What this means for you

Catholic United Financial > Product News > Annuity > Gov’t extends IRA contributions deadline – What this means for you

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the filing date for federal income tax returns has been postponed until July 15, 2020. This also means that the deadline for making contributions to your IRA for 2019 has been extended to the same date — July 15.

You have three extra months to make contributions to your IRA and Roth IRA that could have potential tax consequences for 2019. People under 50 years of age can make contributions to their IRAs up to $6,000; if you’re over 50 you can contribute up to $7,000 to potentially reduce your income tax footprint or to hedge against losses in this ultra-volatile market.

If you don’t own an IRA, Catholic United Individual Retirement Annuities (IRAs) offer several attractive options.

  • First, they are completely free of stock market risk, so your retirement savings are protected from any market turbulence.
  • Second, since there is no stock market risk, your IRA will provide a reliable stream of income when you need it.
  • Third, your IRA comes with a minimum guaranteed rate of return, which means as it is correctly funded it will never lose value.
  • Fourth, Catholic United IRAs have reasonable five- to seven-year surrender periods that encourage letting your money sit and grow, but still offer options for withdrawals. (Government penalties may apply.)*
  • Fifth, there are no annual fees or service fees that diminish your earnings or eat away your principle.

There are many ways to bolster your long term financial security by moving to a fixed-rate product with potential tax benefits. Call your local sales rep today about starting a Catholic United Financial traditional or Roth IRA.

*A fee will apply to withdrawals made during the surrender period. See contract for details. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 will be subject to government penalties. Minimum deposit required. Maximum issue age is 85. Catholic United does not offer tax advice. Consult with your tax advisor about your specific situation.