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Author: donnajc Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19221  
Subject: IRA withdrawl Date: 6/6/2005 7:40 AM
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My husband was a construction worker. Four years ago he was seriously hurt at work. He could not longer do the heavy labor he did before. He company offered him a job in the lab. He didn't care much for it but it continue to pay into his union retirement. Lab work is not a normal job throught the union. The company had a union dispute in March and let go 5 guy including my husband.

Because of my husbands injuries their is not way that they could send him out. They put him in for disablity retirement which starts on September 1st which is his 60th birthday.

With winter lay off unemployment, 2 weeks pay, and the retirement he will be getting; our income his year will be about 15,000. So our taxes will be low or none so far.

So far we have been living off of our cash reserves. By the time he get his retirement check our reserves will be getting low.

Now my question. Dave has an old IRA with about 10,000 in it. Can we take a cash lumb sum and just close this account? This would be the year to do it. I could put the money into something I could get at.

Thank you,
donna
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Author: billjam Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 9819 of 19221
Subject: Re: IRA withdrawl Date: 6/6/2005 7:47 AM
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Since your husband is past age 59 1/2, he can withdraw money from his IRA without penalty. It will be taxed as ordinary income, but from what you say you will owe little or nothing at the Federal level. You may have a state income tax liability depending on where you live.


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Author: DorothyM Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 9820 of 19221
Subject: Re: IRA withdrawl Date: 6/6/2005 10:05 AM
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Now my question. Dave has an old IRA with about 10,000 in it. Can we take a cash lumb sum and just close this account? This would be the year to do it. I could put the money into something I could get at.

The only caveat is that if the IRA is in a CD there could be an early withdrawal penalty. Talk to the brokerage or bank or mutual fund company which is holding your monty and ask them if there's any fee or penalty for withdrawal. If there's any kind of penalty or fee, you might still want to withdraw the money, but you need that info to make an informed decision.

Good luck...

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Author: donnajc Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 9834 of 19221
Subject: Re: IRA withdrawl Date: 6/7/2005 10:20 PM
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Thank you for your replys. I could not find anything about taking it out as a lumb sum. It is a mutual fund and the account I don't care for that much.

Thank you again,
donnajc

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