Tag: 401(k)

IRA’s What you DON’T know

What are my options if I inherit an IRA or an employer retirement savings plan account? If you don’t want the money, you can always disclaim (refuse to accept) the inherited IRA or plan funds. But if you’re like most people, you will want the money. Your first thought...
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401(k) Withdrawals: Beware the Penalty Tax

You’ve probably heard that if you withdraw taxable amounts from your 401(k) or 403(b) plan before age 59½, you may be socked with a 10% early distribution penalty tax on top of the federal income taxes you’ll be required to pay. But did you know that the Internal Revenue...
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What does the term “qualified plan” mean?

Answer: A qualified plan is an employer-sponsored retirement plan that qualifies for special tax treatment under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. There are many different types of qualified plans, but they all fall into two categories. A defined benefit plan (e.g., a traditional pension plan) is generally...
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Rollover 1

Can I roll a retirement plan distribution into an IRA? Answer: If you’re asking this question, you probably have a 401(k) or other retirement plan through a former employer. The short answer is yes–most retirement plans allow you to roll your plan funds over into an IRA after you’ve...
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