How much do I have to withdraw from my 401K at age 70 1/2?
Take your 12/31/2007 market value, divide it by the lifetime expectancy factor from Table III of Publication 590 corresponding with your "age as of your birthday" (in IRS terms, really just the age you are on 12/31/2008), and that is your required minimum distribution. Example: $200,000 12/31/2007 fair market value of account. Divide that by 27.4 (your lifetime expectancy factor) and that leaves you with a minimum distribution of $7299.27. Ditch the percentage idea as that percentage will fluctuate year over year with different divisors. Your first minimum distribution has to be out of your account by April 1st of the year following the year in which you turn 70 1/2. For example, if you turned 70 1/2 in 2008, your first RMD is due by April 1st of 2009. Mind you, if you wait until after 12/31/2008 to take your first RMD, that RMD artificially inflates your 2009 RMD (as it was in the account on 12/31/2008, which would be used to calculate your 2009 RMD). In 2006, when the Pension Protection Act of 2006 was passed, the IRS started allowing for what is called a "Qualified Charitable Distribution." It allows someone who is over 70 1/2 to take their distribution out of their IRA as a check made payable to a qualified charity, donate it to that charity, and not include it in their adjusted gross income. Its a way to make a donation to a charity and not be taxed on your RMD. The QCD provision expired after 12/31/2007, but was extended by congress with HR 6049 and the bailout package for 2008 and 2009. RMDs cannot be rolled over from one plan to another plan, so take your RMD before you do that. Same goes for a conversion. The IRS considers the first money you take out of your account as your RMD, and the RMD is not allowed to be rolled over. If it is, it must be removed from the receiving account +/- attributable earnings according to IRS Notice 2000.39. The 401(k) may be a whole other story. Its still calculated the same, but if you are still employed, you may not have to take your RMD from that account until you stop working for the company. Check with the plan administrator (or HR department) at the company you work with.
If I take out withdrawals from my 401k after age 59 1/2, are those distributions taxed as income?
Sad part about taking out a cash disbursement from a defined 401k after age 59 1/2 is the mandatory 20% Federal Withholding Tax plus another @% State Withholding Tax in California... Plus there is the scenario on whether only the tax deferred contributions are subject to the 20% Federal Tax buy any dollar amount earned above contributions should be only subject to the Long Term Capital Gains or Dividend Tax at 15% Federal Tax rate? Both withholding examples cannot be taxed at 20% rate... Just ask Mitt Romney's C.P.A.
Can I take a withdrawal from my 401(k) plan at age 60 and still work?
Check with the custodian of your 401K to see if you'll even qualify to take it out while you're still working there. Refinancing your home to save money, and lowering your payments, would generally not be considered an emergency or hardship allowing withdrawal. That said, the tax would be income tax at whatever your marginal rate is, plus 10% of the total withdrawn amount as a penalty. So if you're in a 15% bracket, then 25% of your withdrawal would go to taxes. If you're below the income where you'd owe any income tax for 2011, then you'd just pay the 10% penalty.
Can I withdraw money from my 401k before retirement?
It depends. If the Plan permits withdrawals, then yes, subject to whatever conditions, requirements, etc. are specified by the Plan. If the Plan does not permit withdrawals prior to retirement, then no. If the Plan permits withdrawals of certain contributions but not others, then that’s what you’re allowed to do.In other words, you have no right to withdraw money from a 401(k) plan just because it’s “yours”. You have whatever rights the Plan gives you — no more, no less. Certain provisions are fairly common, like the ability to take hardship withdrawals, or the ability to borrow from the Plan using your account as security for the loan, but there’s nothing that requires a plan to permit those rights.If you do get to withdraw from your account, then you are subject to tax, penalties, etc. according to the applicable rules, i.e., everything is taxable other than Roth contributions (if you made any), amount is subject to 10% penalty if you’re not 59–1/2, unless you qualify for an exception, etc.
How bad is it to withdraw money from 401(k) before retirement?
“It depends.” ;) Some 401(k) plans prohibit this activity entirely, so the question for *those* participants does not arise. Other plans allow withdrawals for specific reasons: e.g., home purchase, dire financial need, etc.With withdrawals “allowed” plans, *your* answer will depend on a number of factors (external and internal) before you can tell if it is a good idea, even if a number of authorities (and the aforementioned plans) believe otherwise. I.e., if I’m borrowing $$ for a home down payment, will the money borrowed (and repaid) be at a lesser rate than I could get from a lending institution (bank, credit union, etc.) [if they will even lend it to me for that purpose] *AND* will this be equal to (or not lesser than) what my investments are currently returning *AND* will it be repaid (if not, there are IRS/tax consequences)? You must answer yes to all three parts before it is even a “not bad” idea.Using my own experience for an example, I had an 401(k) with an investment company that was (in addition to large management fees) losing my money; if I could’ve taken a loan, I probably would’ve repaid more than I had after the fee + loss debacle.
I have retired. I am 63. How can I withdraw $250,000 from my 401k to buy an investment property and not pay taxes on it?
You have many options. Many things will have some form of tax, others may be to your advantage. The only tax avoiding option you have, is to start a business, typically of the incorporation type with the J shares I think it is. You will need an attorney to help you establish this possibly, or a good tax lawyer. Then, you will need to move your 401k to a brokerage house that will let you self manage part of it, and manage the rest for you. This means, you will be able to buy stock, the J shares of your company, with the 401k money, and the dividend yield and profit will go back into your 401k. You may also purchase some of the ownership of the property with your savings, then have distributions that come to you directly from you investment and part that go to your 401k, and when you draw on your 401k, you will have the income generated from the investment property, distributed back to you as taxed income. Yet, if you split your shares right of ownership on the hopefully income generating investment property, you will have low income or tax bracket on your with draws. You would be advised to be a part owner of the Corporation so you may invest by purchasing more shares of the corporation in the future, splits of common and shared stocks, diluting the shares your 401k owns, with the improvements you will put into the property of investment if you like, yet the capitol gains issue upon resale would take higher advisement than I can give.So to simplify. You start a company of incorporated type with shares there are J and C that are private stock issues, not public corporation. You purchase preferred stock with your ownership and common stock shares with your retirement. So when the sale happens, if real estate goes down, you get the investment you put in out of savings back first possibly capitol gains free if lose on sale. You self manage a portion of your 401k and purchase the stock in your own corporation with your retirement, that purchases the investment. You own it, in part, and your retirement fund is your business partner. From your corporation, with you part owner, the corporation can pay your expenses of business, and possibly one day pay you a salary if income becomes great enough.
How can I withdraw money from my 401k without paying taxes at the time of withdrawal?
There are several things going on here, and the answer to your question might be yes, or it might be no, depending on additional facts.First, as some people have pointed out, if you are under age 59 1/2 , there will be a $1500 penalty (10%) unless you qualify for some exception. That’s why one responder asked if your plan allowed retirement at age 55 (and if you were 55). If you are subject to that penalty, and not eligible for any exception, then your answer is no, it is not possible, because the 10% penalty would apply even if your total income were below the level otherwise needed to file a return. But let’s say that you can get around the penalty . . .Next, if you receive a check from the 401(k) plan, 20% tax is going to be withheld. You may qualify to get that back, but to do so you would have to file a return next year, claim the refund, etc., which you said you do not want to have to do. So forget that idea.That leaves only one alternative, and that is to roll the full amount over to an IRA. That will avoid the 20% withholding, but now you will have $15,000 in an IRA that will be taxable when withdrawn, including a 10% penalty if before age 59 1/2, etc. Pretty close to where you are now. (There are some technical differences, but they probably don’t matter to your situation.) If you are not old enough to waive the penalty, then you will have the 10% penalty on any withdrawal regardless of whether your income is otherwise sufficient to require a return.One last thing . . . you say that you “will be having no income in the states . . .”. That sounds like you may be living outside the US, and that’s the reason why you don’t want to get involved with a 2017 return. Is that correct? If you live outside the US (and are, I assume, a non-resident alien as to the US), then a distribution sent to you at a foreign address is going to be subject to 30% withholding, which you would have to file a return to get back anyway.So the only way in which what you want to do is actually possible is if (i) you are over 59 1/2, or otherwise exempt from the early withdrawal penalty, (ii) you roll over the entire 401(k) balance to an IRA, (iii) you receive distributions in the US from the IRA in small enough installments that you are not required to file a US return (and do not have sufficient other US-source income to be required to file), and (iv) you elect to have no withholding of tax from those distributions (which you are permitted to do from the IRA).
If you retire at age 64 , how much money will you make ?
Note: There are different rules for people receiving Social Security Disability. Also, if you retire in the middle of a year, a Click Here. SSA uses the formulas below, depending on your age, to determine how much your benefit must be reduced: If you are under normal (or full) retirement age (FRA): when you start getting your Social Security payments, $1 in benefits will be deducted for each $2 you earn above the annual limit. For 2009 that limit is $14,160; and for 2008, that limit is $13,560. Remember, the earliest age that you can receive Social Security retirement benefits remains 62 even though the FRA is rising. In the year you reach your FRA: $1 in benefits will be deducted for each $3 you earn above a different limit, but only counting earnings before the month you reach FRA. For 2009, this limit is $37,680; for 2008, this limit is $36,120. Starting with the month you reach FRA:, you will get your benefits with NO limit on your earnings. If a child or spouse on your record works while receiving benefits, the same earnings limits apply to him or her as apply to you. If your child or spouse is eligible for benefits this year and is also working, you can use our earnings test calculator to see how those earnings would affect the child's benefit payments. (Your child's or spouse's earnings affect only his or her own benefits. They do not affect your benefits or those of any other beneficiaries.
What is the age to withdraw from 401k without penalty?
59 1/2 unless you qualify for an exemption.If you retire at age 55+, that qualifies as an exemption. The thinking behind this exemption is that you are retiring early and therefore may need early access to your funds. The IRS does not want to penalize you for this since you are using the funds for the intended purpose… Just a little bit earlier than the IRS expected.Other exemptions are a little more drastic - disability, death, etc… These exemptions are usually out of your control and often result in an immediate need to access your funds.There is also something called a “Hardship Distribution”A Hardship Distribution allows you to access a portion of your account balance early, which would have otherwise been unavailable for withdrawal. Hardship Distributions are available to individuals who are purchasing a primary resident, facing eviction, or have significant medical, education, or funeral expenses. A common misconception is that a Hardship Distribution is exempt from early withdrawal penalties. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. While a Hardship Distribution grants you early access to your funds, they do not exempt you from the penalties.