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A transaction in which a customer receives back money he/she had previously deposited at a bank, pension, or trust. When one makes a withdrawal on a pension or similar plan, it may carry a penalty depending on the pension's rules. For example, one must usually be of a certain age in order to make a withdrawal. There is rarely such a penalty when making a withdrawal from a bank. For instance, when one closes an account, the client makes a withdrawal on all the money he/she owns at that bank.


A withdrawal is money you take out of your banking, brokerage firm, or other accounts.

If you withdraw from tax-deferred retirement accounts before you turn 59 1/2, you may owe a 10% early withdrawal penalty plus any income tax that's due on the amount you've taken out.

In everyday usage, the term withdrawal is used interchangeably with distribution to describe money you take from your tax-deferred accounts, though distribution is actually the correct term.

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Eligible family members who decide to withdraw money from their retirement plans may do so through March 31, 2006.
For instance, if a deposition is set in the client's case before such time as the hearing on the attorney's motion to withdraw is to be held, the attorney cannot simply refuse to show up for the deposition.
530(d)(4)(C), if the beneficiary withdraws the excess funds and the earnings thereon before the first day of the sixth month of the following year (i.
Advisers should consider preparing QTIP trust instruments that allow the surviving spouse to compel the QTIP trustee to withdraw annually from the IRA all of the income earned on the IRA assets.
the beneficiaries waived their rights to withdraw the initial gift and to receive notices on their withdrawal rights over future gifts;
An employer generally cannot withdraw the nondeductible portion of a contribution (Rev.
The beneficiaries, who did not possess a substantial current or future economic interest in the trust corpus, had the right under the trust document to withdraw from the settlor's contributions to the trust an amount not exceeding the $10,000 annual limitation.