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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.
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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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Thus, a trial court, in fact, has full discretion to award fees from a party's qualified retirement account as part of a family law case.
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For example, it may be wise for a person who is heavily vested in company stock inside a qualified retirement account to move at least some of that stock into another retirement account (such as a self-directed IRA), then perhaps to sell it and use the proceeds to fill another need.
Lowering your AGI is just one of the benefits of putting money in a qualified retirement account. You're also advancing toward a major financial goal--a financially secure old age.
Held inside a qualified retirement account, the QLAC functions as an income-management tool that repurposes required minimum distributions so that the account holder, rather than taking RMDs in lump sum starting at age 70.5, can push that income out to later years, (starting as late as age 85) and spread it out over time.
But, if an employee terminates employment and withdraws amounts from the qualified retirement account, they may be subject to penalty if they occur prior to age 55 or fail to meet the exception for substantially equal periodic payments made over a single or joint life expectancy under Sec.
Let's assume that each employee continued the same savings pattern until age 6S and earned an average 8% rate of return on his qualified retirement account. If Edward, George and Bill retire at the same time, Chart 2 shows the following:
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