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Your contributions to a traditional IRA can result in reduced Federal and State Tax payments as well as providing tax-deferred growth. Long-term savings in a Roth IRA typically provide better after-tax returns but a traditional IRA is superb alternative if you qualify for the associated non-refundadable tax credits and tax deductions.

The Traditional IRA Calculator allows you to review how your retirement investments could perform over time. You may also like to try our Retirement Savings Comparison - ROTH and IRA calculator and / or the standalone ROTH IRA Calculator.

Traditional IRA Calculator
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Enter your annual contribution
Number of years to maturity
Interest rate payable annually on anniversary
Tax rate the funds are liable to in retirement
Gross amount on maturity
The total amount of tax due in retirement
Nett amount after allowing for tax in retirement

The payment schedule below is based on a fixed annual contribution and rate of return as above

Traditional IRA calculatorPayment Schedule
Payment number Nett Payment Amount Interest Balance

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Traditional IRA calculator

Retirement planning can seem like a chore, moreover it is often difficult to understand which of the various retirement plans offer the best value for you when planning and saving or your retirement.


During the course of your life you are likely to end up with several Pension plans. This is not at all unusual as people often move between companies and Governmental policies change periodically as new pension initiatives seem more favourable than previously planned pension schemes.

Your contributions to a traditional IRA can result in reduced Federal and State Tax payments as well as provinding tax-deferred growth.

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You can take advantage of the various retirement saving schemes, knowing how to combine them to ensure you pay the minimal tax and receive the largest retirement income in your late years is key. The key to understanding your best combination is by evaluating how much you pay in Federal and State Tax now compared to when you retire. So, use the State Tax Calculator and enter your current salary and circumstances, then repeat the tax calculation with your pension income, see how the two compare to see if a combination of tax-deferred retirement savings and after tax (Roth) retirement savings will likely prove the best approach for you.