There are several different types of IRA accounts:
For 2014 and 2015, you may contribute up to $5500 each year into a Green Century Funds Traditional IRA. If you are 50 years old or older, the contribution limit is $6500 for 2014 and 2015. Individuals not covered by a retirement plan at work, and people covered by a retirement plan who meet certain IRS income guidelines may be able to deduct their contributions from their taxable income each year. When you retire, distributions from your IRA are generally taxed as ordinary income.
For 2014 and 2015, you may contribute up to $5500 each year into a Green Century Funds Roth IRA. If you are 50 years old or older, the contribution limit is $6500 for 2014 and 2015. Roth IRAs differ from Traditional IRAs. With a Roth IRA, you cannot deduct your current year contributions from your taxable income. However, upon retirement, distributions from your Roth IRA are generally not taxed as ordinary income.
SEP IRA Account
A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan allows self-employed people and small business owners to establish SEP-IRAs for the business owner and any eligible employees. SEP-IRAs have specific eligibility rules and contribution limits (as described on IRS Form 5305-SEP). Otherwise SEP-IRAs follow the same rules as Traditional IRAs. If you are interested in opening a Green Century Funds SEP-IRA Account, you will also need to complete IRS Form 5305-SEP.
IRA Transfers and 401(k) Rollovers
If you have an IRA account at another financial institution that you would like to transfer to the Green Century Funds or if you have a 401(k) account with a past employer that you would like to rollover into a Green Century Funds IRA, please either:
Please call 1-800-93-GREEN or consult a tax professional if you have any questions regarding IRA accounts.