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Pensions/Annuities/Retirement Plans (i.e., 401(k), etc.) - Rollovers - Pensions/Annuities/Retirement Plans (i.e., 401(k), etc.)

  1. What is the maximum amount that I can contribute to my 401(k) plan?
  2. How long do I have to roll over a retirement distribution?

Rev. date: 12/16/2010

What is the maximum amount that I can contribute to my 401(k) plan?

The rules for retirement plans are complex. Your plan administrator should have written information about your particular plan that explains the limitations imposed by law as well as other limitations that apply under the plan:

Rev. date: 3/29/2011

How long do I have to roll over a retirement distribution?

You must complete the rollover by the 60th day following the day on which you receive the distribution. For information on distributions which qualify for rollover treatment, refer to Tax Topic 413, Rollovers from Retirement Plans. For information on the Direct Rollover Option, refer to chapter  1 of  Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs).  To qualify for an automatic waiver or to obtain a waiver of the 60 day rollover requirement see " Retirement Plans FAQs relating to Waivers of the  60-Day Rollover Requirement.