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I think you're getting worried over nothing.

The only time a tax is triggered is when you get a distribution from a retirement account. You're well past the age where penalties would apply.

If you are doing a rollover, just ask the current custodian to make the check out to the new custodian and there won't be any tax witholding.

It may be helpful to read the website here about the various types of sponsored retirement plans.
http://www.fool.com/Retirement/RetirementPlanPrimer.htm
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