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What is a 401 k retirement plan?
it is a retirement plan wherein employees have a right to agree to a reduction in salary in exchange for a comparable employer contribution to a qualified trust. The amount deferred and accumulated investment earnings are excluded from current income and are taxed only when distributed.
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It is a retirement account but it is different from a standard pension, in that the contributions are made by the employee and the distributions are regulated as tax-deferred …income.
It all depends on which state you have resided in for the past 90 days. If the state is a community property state, the all funds which were contributed from the date of marri…age to the date of divorce are subject to division.
A 401(k) is a retirement savings plan that is sponsored by an employer.
Yes they do! They match up to 6%
401k is a section of the US Tax Code which describes a particular retirement plan. Section 401a describes a different plan. The letter is a subsection of chapter 401 of the Ta…x Code.
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Senators are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). As it is for federal employees, congressional retiremen…t is funded through taxes and the participants' contributions. Under FERS, senators contribute 1.3% of their salary into the FERS retirement plan and pay 6.2% of their salary in Social Security taxes. The amount of a senator's pension depends on the years of service and the average of the highest 3 years of his or her salary. The starting amount of a senator's retirement annuity may not exceed 80% of his or her final salary. In 2006, the average annual pension for retired senators and representatives under CSRS was $60,972, while those who retired under FERS, or in combination with CSRS, was $35,952.[
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Answer No probably not, because being a wedding planner is chiefly a self employed job you would need to set up your own retirement plan with a bank, or with a r…etirement company and put regular money into it over your working life. If you work for a wedding planning company they might have their own retirement plan which you can contribute to.
Does the earnings ceiling of 34440 that Social Security uses include deferred income such as money set aside for medical expenses in a cafeteria Plan or money that is put into a 401 retirement plan?
Well first off, the earnings ceiling for 2007 is $97,500..it hasn't been as low as you suggest for decades! Some portions of the tax, the 1.65 medical for example, have no …ceiling. Generally, all income is considered taxable for these purposes. However, there are some (few) exceptions depending on many things, especially who your employer is and if your included in another government plan. You really should ask your payroll administrator about your specific programs and how they handle/qualify your contributions. Edit: This doesn't answer this question, at least not as I understand it--a question I have myself about Social Security. I think the person answering is referring to some other limit on earnings. But the question is about whether those of us who took out SS benefits before full retirement age, and who must continue working. I took out benefits starting at 62, but I have to continue working. For earnings over the limit of $14,160 (in 2010) that I earn, I have to give back $1 in benefits for every $2 earned. In the single year I reach full retirement benefits, that limit will be $37,680. Thereafter, there is no limit on earnings. So while I'm still earning money and collecting benefits, even though those new earnings eventually help increase my final SS calculation for monthly benefits, I have to consider how much I earn that will simply have to be given back that year! So the question is whether or not putting, for example, $2000 into an IRA of some kind will reduce this penalty on money earned over $14,160 (or $37,680 in the full retirement year). I called SS about this, but never got an answer. However, I recently found this answer on another site: http://www.irahelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2446&start=0 While not an official Social Security Admin answer, it does make sense: For purposes of the earnings test, wages used are the same as those defined as social security wages. Gross wages are subject to SS tax before 401k deferrals, therefore increasing 401k deferrals will not reduce the social security wages on which the earnings test is based. A FSA contribution or pre tax health insurance and certain other fringe benefits that are not subject to SS taxation may be used for this purpose.
No, child support cannot attach or garnish a 401K plan. They can only garnish wages earned and not employee benefits.
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Can just plain old deferred compensation be rolled into a 401K plan NO. Go to the IRS gov website and use the search box for Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Rollo…vers If you withdraw cash or other assets from a qualified retirement plan in an eligible rollover distribution, you can defer tax on the distribution by rolling it over to another qualified retirement plan or a traditional IRA. You do not include the amount rolled over in your income until you receive it in a distribution from the recipient plan or IRA without rolling over that distribution. (For information about rollovers from traditional IRAs, see chapter 1 of Publication 590.) If you roll over the distribution to a traditional IRA, you cannot deduct the amount rolled over as an IRA contribution. When you later withdraw it from the IRA, you cannot use the optional methods discussed earlier under Lump-Sum Distributions to figure the tax.
He has kept his house in Chicago. Presumably he plans to return there at least for awhile after he leaves the White House.
Many businesses are out there with the purpose of helping people prepare for retirement. Talking to one of these retirement companies will give you a good basis of knowing how… to plan for retirement. Companies that help people plan for retirement are Merrill Edge Investing, ING, and also 401(k) programs offered by employers.
A good retirement plan includes 3 steps; determining the desired retirement lifestyle, calculating retirement goals, and saving. A good start is to assume that 80% of today's …income will be needed, but this may be adjusted depending on lifestyle choices like travel. Once this is determined, saving routinely is required in a tax-protected account to build up a nest egg.