direct transfer


The movement of tax-deferred retirement assets from one plan or custodian directly to another. A direct transfer is not a withdrawal and does not incur any taxes or penalties. This allows a person to move his/her retirement assets as many times as he/she wants to plans or custodians that might be more suitable for him/her at that point in time.

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After he left the company he was able to move his old 401k to the new company through a direct transfer.

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We should have no delay in moving the funds, with direct transfer included in our business account this feature comes in handy.

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A type of transfer which involves movement of tax deferred retirement assets from one plan and then directing it to another plan is known as direct transfer

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