Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)

Because Holcomb Bank realizes the importance of saving for your retirement, we offer a range of IRAs to meet your individual needs. IRA certificates may be opened with fixed rates and terms from 6 months to 5 years.

Our IRA Experts are friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help in any way we can. You may contact any of our facilities to obtain current interest rates. Holcomb Bank encourages you to consult your tax professional, accountant or attorney before proceeding with setting up an IRA.


The traditional IRA first became available in 1975 to encourage people to save for their retirement and to provide for beneficiaries upon death. Higher contribution limits and greater flexibility were added with the implementation of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) of 2001. If deferring taxes on part of your income is your tax strategy, a Traditional IRA may be right for you.


The Roth IRA was first made available on January 1, 1998. Contributions are made with after-tax dollars and earnings are free from taxes and IRA penalties if certain conditions are met. If your income level is too high for a Traditional IRA, a Roth IRA may be just the thing for you.


In July 2001, President Bush signed legislation that formally renamed the Education IRA the Coverdell Education Savings Account (CESA). This is named after the late Senator Paul Coverdell, who championed the creation of the Education IRA.

The CESA is a tax-favored savings tool created to assist in saving for an individual’s education expenses. Distributions for qualified education expenses are not subject to federal income tax or a 10 percent penalty tax.


It’s easy to move your IRA to Holcomb Bank. Whether a Roth or Traditional IRA, you can move existing IRA money as follows:

  • Transfers -- you can come into any one of our facilities, establish an IRA account with us, and complete a transfer form. This form is then sent to the institution that currently holds your funds. After receipt, the funds are sent directly to us for deposit into your account. The IRS places no limits on transfers and no part of this transaction is reported to the IRS.
  • Rollovers -- To complete a rollover, you take the funds from one institution and deposit into another institution. A rollover may be done once per year and the deposit must be completed within 60 days of distribution from the first institution. A rollover is also used when moving funds from a qualified pension plan to a Traditional IRA.



When you withdraw money from a retirement account, it is called a distribution. Distributions from a Traditional IRA are reported to the IRS as income and as such, may be subject to income tax. There may also be IRS imposed penalties except under special circumstances such as death, first time home purchase, disability, education and reaching age 59 ½.

Distributions from a Roth IRA have more complex tax implications. You should speak with your tax advisor, accountant or attorney before proceeding with this type of transaction.


The IRS requires that, beginning in the year you become 70 ½ years of age, you begin taking a “Required Minimum Distribution” from your Traditional IRA each year. This amount will vary based upon governmental tables. Our representatives will be happy to assist in calculating your RMD if requested.