Tag Archives: 401K

IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for Tax Year 2012. In general, many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2012 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. However, other […]

Solo 401k Contribution

Today TaxMama hears from Dabeler in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “2009 is my first year as a sole proprietor.  I set up a solo 401K in Dec 2009.  I made $185,000 on my 1099.  Can I put in the full $54,500 for 2009?  I am over 50.”

Cashing Out Retirement

Today TaxMama hears from Jessie in California, who’s broke. “ I am 22 years old and unemployed. I recently hit a financial snag and am really considering cashing out my 401(k) plans. In total it would amount to $4,995.85. Because of state and federal taxes as well as the fee for cashing out early, how […]

Unemployed and Drew 401K

[TaxMama note to employers: Times are tough and you may have no choice but to lay off employees. Before you do, see what you can do to help them avoid problems like these. It might mean keeping them on payroll for a little while longer while they seek a new loan. It might even mean […]

401K While on Early Social Security

Today TaxMama hears from Larry in Texas. He has an interesting question. “I’m 63 and receiving social security retirement benefits. I work part-time. Will contributions to my company 401(k) reduce my taxable income? Specifically, will my contributions reduce my total income, enabling me to exceed the earnings limits for being under full retirement age?”

Retirement Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Cindy in Kansas with an enterprising idea. “I understand that enrolling in an IRA gives an additional tax credit; I have not done so as of yet. Would rolling over a 401(k) account into a Roth IRA be eligible?”

Active 401(k)

Today we hear from Harvey in New Jersey who tells us, “I am 67 & semi-retired (working 20 hrs/wk.) I have a 401(k) from my current job where I have been for 4 years. I just went part-time & would like to draw from my 401(k) for supplemental income. I know I can borrow from […]

Sick and Divorced

Today we hear from Karen in PA who tells us, “ I just got divorced. I am entitled to $40,000 of hubby’s 401(k). I’m permanently disabled and haven’t worked since 2003. I need this money for necessities, but don’t want to pay early withdrawal or tax penalties. Because I’m disabled and receive a pittance from […]