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If I quit my job due to relocation to another country what is the best way to withdraw my 401K with a standing loan avoiding expenses as much as possible?

should I move it to an Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, or make the withdrawal straight from my 401k? If Unemployed, Tax implications living in NJ?

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If I quit my job due to relocation to another country what is the best way to withdraw my 401K with a standing loan avoiding expenses as much as possible?

If you can pay off the outstanding loan, the roll it over to a Traditional IRA which will be no tax, and then if you have to have any money, take it out.

I don't see anyway around the 10% penalty for taking it out early.

You don't say how much is in the retirement account, but if substantial and you have to have the money to live on, then try to take it out over a couple different years to minimize the income taxes on it.

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If I quit my job due to relocation to another country what is the best way to withdraw my 401K with a standing loan avoiding expenses as much as possible?

If you can pay off the outstanding loan, the roll it over to a Traditional IRA which will be no tax, and then if you have to have any money, take it out.

I don't see anyway around the 10% penalty for taking it out early.

You don't say how much is in the retirement account, but if substantial and you have to have the money to live on, then try to take it out over a couple different years to minimize the income taxes on it.

View solution in original post