Consequences of liquidating ira
And because your contributions are always made after you pay income taxes, you can withdraw -free and penalty free before retirement without having to fork over cash for taxes or penalties.
(But once your withdrawals exceed the amount of your original contributions, that money is considered “earnings” and are subject to possible penalties and taxes).
Under this special rule, if the additional income tax on early distributions applies to a distribution within this 2-year period, then the rate of additional tax under this special rule is increased from 10 percent to 25 percent.
If one of the exceptions to application of the early distribution tax under section 72(t) applies (for example, for amounts paid after age 59 1/2, after death, or as part of a series of substantially equal payments), the exception also applies to distributions within the 2-year period and the 25-percent additional tax does not apply.
I was told I would need to liquidate my IRA with Principal and then invest the money with Schwab. I thought liquidating an IRA into cash and then putting it in another IRA would incur a tax or other penalty, if it doesn't, then I don't mind. There are a couple of different possible scenarios here, so just to make sure there's no confusion: If you simply sell the funds within your IRA (but the cash still sits in your IRA) and then transfer that IRA directly to another broker, there are no taxes or penalties. You have to be very particular that this is properly registered/reported, and not to keep a single Pennie to your pocket, as THEN IRA will nab you.
The Schwab agent who called me about this (and who I was talking to on the phone) told me there would be no tax penalty (although he said there could be a fee from Principal). I am liquidating an IRA into cash basically, right? I don't understand why it is I can't do what I want with my own money. If your new firm doesn't have an agreement on file for each of your funds they can not hold it. If you CASH OUT THE IRA ITSELF--which is different than the above in that you're taking your money OUT of the IRA--you have 60 days to move that money into a new IRA with another broker. Basically, you sell all your assets with company A, and transfer them, as re-investment, to company B. You will lose whatever brokerage fees they charge you and whatever losses you may incur from normal market volatility at the time of sale.
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And a Roth IRA is, without a doubt, the most limber of your retirement savings options.
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In other words, the money grows without having to pay any taxes on the gains.
Of course, with an IRA you have to pay the Piper at some point in time.
This additional tax increases to 25% if you make the withdrawal within 2 years from when you first participated in the SIMPLE IRA plan.
You don’t have to pay the additional 10% or 25% tax if: However, during the 2-year period beginning when you first participated in your employer's SIMPLE IRA plan, you can only transfer money to another SIMPLE IRA.
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