qualified plan

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Qualified Plan

An annuity that one buys along with one's employer. That is, the annuitant and his/her employer both make tax-deferred contributions to the plan for a certain period, with withdrawals coming upon retirement. If the annuitant begins withdrawals before a certain age, withdrawal penalties apply. One may continue to make contributions until a certain age, usually around 65.

qualified plan

An employer-sponsored tax-deferred employee benefit plan that meets the standards of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and that qualifies for favorable tax treatment. Contributions by an employer and an employee accumulate without being taxed until payouts are made at the employee's retirement or termination.
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Eligible retirement plans that can receive (but are not required to accept) rollovers from IRAs include qualified trusts (including Sec.
It applies to certain distributions rolled over to an eligible retirement plan (that is not an IRA).
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Of particular interest to governmental plans is Section II of the Notice, concerning Section 824 of the PPA, which amended the list of eligible retirement plans from which a Roth Independent Retirement Account (IRA) may accept rollovers.
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They are establishing these plans not only as a way to reduce their taxable income and save for retirement in the future, but they can also rollover assets held in other eligible retirement plans and take out a personal loan from the plan on up to 50 percent of their vested account balance (or a maximum of $50,000).
Under a recent ruling, eligible retirement plans can distribute an individual's rollover contributions, at any time, pursuant to his or her request, if the plan separately accounts for such contributions.
Federal law also allows rollovers of government 457 plans, 403(b) and IRAs to other eligible retirement plans, but California law restricts rollovers and could tax those events at the state level.
Stable value funds, which are fixed-income vehicles that invest primarily in high-quality bonds and interest-bearing contracts, are designed for eligible retirement plans as an investment alternative to money market mutual funds.
Less familiar, though, is me tax treatment of distributions from eligible retirement plans that most types of tax-exempt entities can establish.
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unless the distribution is transferred to an eligible retirement plan by