If you haven’t contributed funds to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for the tax year 2020, or if you’ve put in less than the maximum allowed, you still have time to do so. You can contribute to either a traditional or Roth IRA until April 15, 2021, due date, not including extensions.
While many taxpayers already know about Individual Retirement Arrangements, or IRAs, and have set up an IRA with a bank or other financial institution, a life insurance company, mutual fund, or stockbroker, there are other taxpayers such as those new to the workforce who may not understand how IRAs help them save for retirement.
While taking money out of a retirement fund before age 59 1/2 is usually not recommended, in certain cases, it may be unavoidable, especially during times of economic crisis. If you need cash and have a retirement fund you can tap, here’s what you need to know.