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Questions tagged [withdrawal]

a generic to be used for questions related to withdrawal of funds from an account. Generally used to other specific tags like retirement, mortgage, etc to give the specific context.

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Withdrew £2800, but only £2000 shows as withdrawn on online banking; what are my obligations?

I just withdrew £2800 from the bank. Looking at my online banking, there is only a withdrawal of £2000 listed. The form I signed said the amount I asked for, and the teller weighed the cash out on the ...
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How do the rich and wealthy withdraw from accounts without leaving home?

I was at someone's house once and they made a phone call and had someone bring $50,000.00 cash to their home from one of their bank accounts. I think the person worked for the bank and wasn't a ...
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Why would a trading platform only allow withdrawal to the source of payment?

I have noted that a few online trading platforms have the following policy for withdrawal: they will send money using the same channel which the user deposit in the past. For example, if I deposit ...
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IRS sent me a letter…I messed up by unwittingly taking money out of a Roth IRA and reporting it incorrectly

I recently received a letter from the IRS based on my taxes for 2015. I believe I did not understand the proper workings of a Roth IRA. I was under the impression I could pull my money out and only ...
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If I switch jobs to a lower tax bracket right before I retire, do I save on 401k taxes?

I'm curious about how your withdrawal tax bracket is determined for your 401k Here are the scenarios: A) Let's say I am making $100,000-$200,000 per year for my whole career with a Traditional 401k. ...
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Ask FBI permission to withdraw large sums from your checking or savings?

Is it true you have to file papers with the government in the US to withdraw large sums of cash at your local bank branch? I read somewhere once if it's over $5,000.00 somewhere you have to file ...
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Can I withdraw from my Roth IRA retirement account to fund a startup?

I'm 24 years old and have $10k in my retirement accounts (Roth IRA) after about a year with a real job. I'm considering withdrawing the entire balance to support myself for a few months while I ...
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Why do grocery stores in the U.S. offer cash back so eagerly?

Most grocery stores and Walmarts I've been to ask you how much cash back you want as one of the steps you punch in after you swipe your credit card. This happens after you have swiped your card so ...
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How to make it harder to access my money

I want to start being more sensible with my money, this is especially hard around payday when I receive a month's-worth of pay at once. It's all too easy to go for a couple beers after work only to ...
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Withdrawing cash from investment: take money from underperforming fund?

Suppose Bob has $15K invested in an account with 2 funds (for this question we'll assume a Canadian RRSP, but the country/tax implications probably aren't relevant). He has $10K in a conservative ...
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Withdrawing IRA early to pay off large credit card debt?

I am 38 years old and married. Because of a mix of bad luck (multiple lay-offs between my husband and I over the years which led to months of unemployment, unexpected major medical bills), choice (job ...
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Are you allowed to withdraw from 401k for no reason if leaving the company?

I've searched the internets extensively but I am finding it surprisingly difficult to find a straightforward answer to a very simple question. Assuming I leave the company, can I just withdraw all ...
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Can Roth IRA first time home buyer withdrawals be made up?

If we were to withdraw the annual contributions from our Roth IRAs for the closing costs on a house (we have a 20% down payment, but only recently learned that that's almost $10,000 less than what you ...
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How to calculate mandatory withdrawals for 401k? (Required Minimum Distribution)

I understand that 401(k)s have a mandatory withdrawal that can be triggered at some point. What triggers a 401(k) mandatory withdrawal, and how is the amount of the withdrawal calculated?
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Withdrawing HSA excess contributions?

I just got married a couple of weeks ago. I have a self-coverage only HDHP through my employer, with an HSA funded by my employer ($3000 per year). My husband has a family-coverage HDHP through his ...
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First time home buyer: Can you withdraw funds from a Roth 401k for a first time home purchase?

I have a Roth 401k. Soon I will have enough debts paid off that I would like to start building up a down payment for a house. The house purchase will be my first, and will be over a year from now. (...
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Withdrawing large sums of money

In the USA, if I were to have an account balance of six hundred thousand dollars which I would like to withdraw in cash, is there any federal obligation for the bank to hand the money out in a certain ...
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How can I withdraw money from my LLC?

I am the sole member of an LLC. I am going to open up a bank account for it. I have $5,000 that I want to open it with. If I understand correctly, I am allowed to pay myself from the profits at the ...
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Withdraw from 401(k) after moving out of the U.S. with lower taxes?

I'm a resident for tax purposes (H1B Visa) at the moment. I have accumulated $35K in my traditional 401(k) account including employer contributions. I'm planning to permanently move out of the U.S., ...
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What is the difference between “withdrawal” and “distribution” from a 401(k)?

My 401(k) plan lists several fees associated with my account. One of the fees is "Final Distribution", which is "$50.00 per distribution". Another is "Withdrawal", which is "$50.00 per withdrawal". ...
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Investment time horizon: When is it acceptable to withdraw money from investments?

I have received a windfall of 300K dollars. I am 23, have no debt, college educated. I want to have a mini retirement when I am ~40 years old. I plan on managing a diversified portfolio of index ...
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Strange withdrawal from checking account

I got a notice that there was an ACH withdrawal yesterday from my checking account of $225.38 by OPENSKY PHONE PMT. I'd never heard of OpenSky before and I'm not sure what a "phone pmt" is. I called ...
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Should I take contributions out of my Roth IRA to live off of?

My current contract is ending, with no future job immediately lined up. I have a few thousand dollars in my checking/savings accounts, and a significant amount of cash in my Roth IRA. I have no debt. ...
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Contribute extra to companies 401k with the intention of withdrawing it for house down payment?

My company has a generous 401k program, they contribute 50 cents for every dollar that I contribute, with a very high maximum contribution. Let's say I plan to contribute $10k per year for my ...
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Withdrawing from regular vs Roth 401K

I work at a company that allows me to put my 401K into either a regular or Roth 401K. My understanding is that: For the regular 401K, I pay taxes when I withdraw money from the 401k. For the Roth, I ...
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Distribution from a traditional IRA and future contributions to a Roth IRA

I am 60+. Can I still make contributions to my Roth IRA in future years if I start taking distributions from my traditional IRA this year?
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Old 401k investment choices: Cash it out, move it elsewhere?

I started investing in 401K pretty late (around 28) at my previous employer. That account has about $1,500 in it. I want to take it out of there and use it to invest in Vanguard funds. I already have ...
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How to withdraw 401K?

I worked in company A with 401k account. I was laid off and moved to company B which also had 401K account. When I was in B, I tried to split my 401k in A into cash and move remaining to B. So the ...
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529 plan withdrawal penalties

My son is a freshman this year. We live in and he attends school in California. We pulled out the first $ from our Utah 529 plan. I had the money deposited in my account since I paid the ...
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Can I do a Roth 401k rollover to Roth IRA and withdraw contributions I've made this year?

I am leaving my current job. Can I do a rollover from my existing Roth 401k, to a Roth IRA, and then withdraw my contributions and vested employer contributions from this year and stick them into a ...
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I am not a U.S. citizen. What happens to my 401K if I have to go back to India?

I am not a U.S. citizen. What happens to my 401K if I have to go back to India? Can I distribute (withdraw) my money at that time without paying the penalty?
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Can I withdraw a conversion to a Roth IRA without penalty?

Several years ago I converted some money from both Traditional and SEP IRAs to my Roth IRA. I paid taxes on the money I converted at the time. I know that a Roth IRA allows you to withdraw ...
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When do we have to pay the tax for 401K withdrawals?

I am planning to withdraw money from my 401K to use it for down payment on a house. The question is, when do I have to pay the tax? If I withdraw it in 2020 after I file my tax return, would I pay the ...
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Can I withdraw a non-deductible traditional IRA contribution without penalties in the same tax year?

I just spend two hours going through IRS Publication 590a, and reading all related question here and in some other places (none matched this question exactly). Situation: X is over 50 and ...
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Should I take money out of an old 401(k) to put a down payment on a house?

My wife doesn't work anymore and she has a 401(k) of about $80,000 from an old job. I have been kicking around the idea of taking that money out or rolling into an IRA so that I can have better ...
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Income tax effects of 401(k) hardship withdrawal to purchase home?

I am in the process of building my first home. My good friend is a CPA and he mentioned to me taking a hardship withdrawal from my 401k when I close on my house after it is built. He tells me that ...
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Move self-directed RRSP account to another institution while avoiding transfer out fee?

I'd like to move my self-directed RRSP account from one institution to another. My current broker charges the common $125 for transfer out using the T2033. To avoid this fee, I'm considering ...
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If you rollover a Roth 401k to Roth IRA and immediately withdraw it, is there any tax or penalty?

According to the accepted answer to this question, when you rollover a Roth 401k which contains contributions and earnings, to a Roth IRA, you don't pay any taxes. Suppose you then withdraw from the ...
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Pre-tax 401k and post-tax Roth 401k contributions commingled into same account? Tax treatment of withdrawals?

My employer recently began offering Roth 401k contributions. I decided to switch my contributions to the Roth 401k, figuring that it is impossible to guess what my tax situation will be in 25 years (...
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Are there penalties for expats taking regular withdrawals from a 401(k)?

I am an American who has retired overseas. I retain a U.S. bank account where my retirement pay goes. I recently made an early withdrawal from my 401(k) and was taxed and penalized as a "foreigner", ...
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How can I figure out the optimal IRA distribution before the deadline?

After reaching 70 I have always taken the minimum required amount from my IRA each year. If I understand correctly, I have to make this decision by December. I do not usually know what my other ...
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How can an H-1B holder withdraw 401(k) balance before returning to home country? Taxes?

What is the process of withdrawing all monies from a 401k account? If a person is in the U.S. on an H1B visa, lives with a dependent wife (H4), worked for about 3 years (4% employer matching ...
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Does a withdrawal of $10000 for 1st home purchase count against Roth IRA basis?

Does a withdrawal of $10000 for 1st home purchase count against Roth IRA basis? I need to know to see how much I can take out after this $10,000 qualified withdrawal (assuming having been in the Roth ...
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Withdraw USD from PayPal without conversion to my home currency of EUR?

Is there a possibility to withdraw USD from Paypal to my EU country (our currency is EUR) without converting from USD to EUR on Paypal's side (because of Paypal's high conversion fee)? I have USD ...
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HSA and FSA Concurrently

Our family's health insurance is through my wife's job and it is a high deductible plan. She opened and started contributing to an HSA in 2014. I started contributing to an FSA through my job in 2015 ...
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Is the penalty for an early withdrawl from an IRA applied to the gross or net amount?

Does anyone know if the 10% early withdrawal penalty on traditional IRA is on the pre-tax or post-tax amount? Let's say I withdraw $5k from my IRA, and I pay 20% (example) in taxes, is the additional ...
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How do I move my 401(k) money to an overseas account?

I have lived in the United States and have a sizable amount of money in a 401(k) managed by MassMutual there. However, I'm looking at buying a home where I currently live, and the exchange rate is ...
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Can I withdraw money from my RRSP without penalty in the same year I deposited it?

During this year I deposited $5,000 to my RRSP account. Can I withdraw this money from my RRSP without penalty since it has not yet been claimed, or will this incur a tax or contribution room penalty?
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Difference between the multiple cash withdrawal options on these ATMs?

I always get confused when selecting the options. I just go for the normal cash withdrawal option. But, I would like to know the difference in them. And, is the bank charging you different to use the ...
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What should we consider when withdrawing a large amount of money from a bank account?

As titled, what should we consider when withdrawing a large amount of money (>100K) from a bank account? Do we need to document the purpose of our withdrawal? From what I could have found: withdraw ...