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Is money from 401k considered income for the year?
Is the money received in a cash out refinance considered a gain that you have to pay Federal Income Tax on if you owned your home less than 2 years?
Answer No, as long as you still own the home and didnt make the profit from the sale of the property.
A loan is not income.
I would say yes. You are taking a distribution of monies you never paid taxes on.
There is a limit on the amount of elective deferrals that you can contribute to your traditional or safe harbor 401(k) plan. * The limit is $15,500 for 2008 and $16…,500 for 2009. * The limit is subject to cost-of-living increases after 2009. Generally, all elective deferrals that you make to all plans in which you participate must be considered to determine if the dollar limits are exceeded. Limits on the amount of elective deferrals that you can contribute to a SIMPLE 401(k) plan are different from those in a traditional or safe harbor 401(k). * The limit is $10,500 for 2008 and $11,500 for 2009. * The limit is subject to cost-of-living increases after 2009. Although, general rules for 401(k) plans provide for the dollar limit described above, that does not mean that you are entitled to defer that amount. Other limitations may come into play that would limit your elective deferrals to a lesser amount. For example, your plan document may provide a lower limit or the plan may need to further limit your elective deferrals in order to meet nondiscrimination requirements. Catch-up contributions. For tax years beginning after 2001, a plan may permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to make additional elective deferral contributions. These additional contributions (commonly referred to as catch-up contributions) are not subject to the general limits that apply to 401(k) plans. An employer is not required to provide for catch-up contributions in any of its plans. However, if your plan does allow catch-up contributions, it must allow all eligible participants to make the same election with respect to catch-up contributions. If you participate in a traditional or safe harbor 401(k) plan and you are age 50 or older: * The elective deferral limit increases by $5,000 for 2008 and $5,500 for 2009. * The limit is subject to cost-of-living increases after 2009. If you participate in a SIMPLE 401(k) plan and you are age 50 or older: * The elective deferral limit increases by $2,500 for 2008 and 2009. * The limit is subject to cost-of-living increases after 2009. The catch-up contribution you can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts: * The catch-up contribution limit, above, or * The excess of your compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions.
It is considered part of the estate for the purpose of determining estate tax. It is owned by the decedent if that person had the right to change the beneficiary up unti…l the moment of his or her death. It may pass outside of a probate estate, however, if there is a valid beneficiary designation. State law should also be considered.
I don't mean to be snide...but it depends on whose asking! Honestly, different places define things differently. In some general speak it is a pension plan...but in many …others, it is a retirement plan as differentiated from a pension plan.
NO. As long as it is a QUALIFIED gift that you are receiving according to the IRS gov website definition of a gift. Any transfer to an individual, either directly or indirec…tly, where full consideration (measured in money or money's worth) is not received in return. The person who receives the QUALIFIED gift does not have to report the QUALIFIED gift amount to the IRS or pay gift or income tax on its value. However, what you call a gift and what the IRS defines as one may be different. Go to the IRS gov website and use the search box for Gift Tax Frequently Asked Questions on Gift Taxes
There is no limit based on percentage of income. However, most employer plans set a limit as a percentage of salary. Check with your employer for the limit they have set. Th…e law allows them to set a limit as high as 100% of your salary, though I know of none that actually has a limit that high. The limit on before-tax contributions and Roth 401k contributions for 2009 is 16,500 ($22,000 if you are 50 or over) per taxpayer, no matter how many employers you have. There is also a limit of $49,000 total including all employer and employee contributions (before or after-tax) per unrelated employer. (Few employers allow employee after-tax contributions.)
Yes, those monies are held in a trust company for your benefit only. You're the only person who can access them.
A money market account (MMA) and a 401(k) plan are not the same. The former is a type of savings account while the latter is an investment account. Some of the key differences… lie in the type of deposits, or contributions, made, how the money grows, and whether or not withdrawals can be made from the accounts .
My CPA, has advised me, that you can take funds out of your 401k/IRA without any penalty or it being counted against your income. Bottom line, it is not counted as earned inco…me.
No it's not and for that reason it is not taxed either.
Money taken from your 401 into your personal account is considered income/asset. That's why its never a good idea to remove money from your 401 when youre about to file BK.
No. Distributions from a 401k are unearned income for Social Security purposes, and do not affect the benefit amount you receive under regular SS retirement or SSDI (disabilit…y) programs. Only SSI (Supplemental Security Income, a form of welfare) payments are means-tested and offset by either earned or unearned income.
Not until the 401K money is withdrawn. The question should read, "Are 401k contributions......"
The maximum 401k employee deferral for 2013 is $17,500. Each year the limit may be increased in $500 limits, depending on factors of inflation. If one contributes more than th…e deferral limit, the excess amount deposited must be taken out of the 401k before April 15th of the following year.