Roth IRA

With a Roth IRA, you make contributions with money on which you've already paid taxes. You're able to withdraw your contributions tax- and penalty-free at any time, for any reason. Any earnings have the potential to be withdrawn tax-free in retirement, provided that certain conditions are met.1

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  • America's #1 IRA provider
  • No annual account fees and no minimums to invest
  • Broad range of investment choices
  • Tools, ideas and strategies to help you prepare for retirement

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Earnings

Earnings grow federally tax-free.1

Withdrawals

Tax-free withdrawals1

You are able to withdraw your contributions tax- and penalty-free at any time, for any reason

No required minimum distributions (RMDs) during the lifetime of the original owner

Eligibility

No age limit2

Must have employment compensation

Other income requirements apply

IRA maximum contribution

2017 and 2018: $5,500 ($6,500 if age 50 or older)

Minimum investment

There is no minimum to open the account

Certain investments, like mutual funds, require a minimum initial investment

Investment options

Access to a wide range of investments offering growth or income including mutual funds, stocks, bonds, ETFs, and FDIC-insured CDs

Support and guidance

Research and tools to help you create a long-term plan and choose investments

Account opening and annual maintenance fees

None*

There is no opening cost or annual fee for Fidelity's Traditional, Roth, SEP, SIMPLE, and rollover IRAs. Fund investments held in your account may be subject to management and short-term trading fees, as described in the offering materials. For all securities, see the Fidelity commission schedule (PDF) for trading commission and transaction fee details.

Trading fees3

$4.95 for online U.S. equity trades

More information

Converting to a Roth IRA
Learn about the potential benefits of a Roth IRA and how to take advantage of them if you have assets in a Traditional IRA.

Contribute to your IRA
Already have a Fidelity IRA? Contribute now to take advantage of tax-deferred growth.

Roth Conversion Checklists
Follow these steps to convert a Traditional IRA or an old 401(k) to a Roth IRA.

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