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Subject:  Re: Retirement at 55 Date:  12/8/1999  1:23 PM
Author:  pauledst Number:  16006 of 78166

"You can tap your 401(k) at age 55 w/o penalty. Further, you can avail yourself of ยง72(t)(2)(A)(iv) "substantially equal periodic payments" to withdraw from your IRA's at any age w/o penalty."

Badger is correct. It is also called ruling 89-25 and you can get a copy from the IRS, it's about a page long. I am using it as the basi