How to roll over your 401(k) or 403(b)

Consolidating accounts by rolling over1 your 401(k) or 403(b) into an IRA can help bring your entire financial picture into focus.

Need help with a rollover? We can provide personal guidance every step of the way, from help selecting the IRA that best meets your needs to assistance with navigating the tax implications of your retirement planning decisions.

You can also manage the rollover yourself. Simply open an IRA online and electronically authorize a transfer into your IRA from the employer-sponsored plan.

Rollover options

We make it easy to roll over a 401(k) or 403(b) account. You have two options.

Authorize a transfer.

Authorize a rollover transfer directly into an IRA without penalty or taxes. Some fees may apply.

Request a check.

Request a distribution check payable to you, subject to a 20% federal withholding tax. Roll the amount into an IRA within 60 days to potentially avoid penalties and taxes.

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Your 401(k) rollover is just the beginning

Consolidating accounts can give you a clearer view of how your 401(k) fits into an overall wealth strategy.

Without a financial plan, each new account and investment may just add to your paperwork. It can be easy to lose sight of your goals. But when you work with us to develop a comprehensive wealth strategy, we’ll help you see and manage your entire financial picture.

You’ll be supported by the latest online technology, which provides visibility and access to your accounts when, where and how you want.

IRA options

There are many different types of IRAs, and each is designed to meet a specific set of circumstances. Options vary depending on your income, age and tax situation. We can help you determine which type of IRA best meets your needs.

Invest your way.

Choose the retirement investing approach that fits you best. Whether you want to invest online or prefer personal financial planning guidance offered by a Wealth Management Advisor from U.S. Bancorp Investments or a U.S. Bank Private Wealth Advisor, we have options to meet your needs.

Work with an advisor

Understanding your goals and making sense of your finances is just the starting point for your one-on-one personalized guidance. We’ll help you move forward with a tailored strategy to work toward the future you want.

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Online investing

For convenient automated investing at a low cost, consider Automated Investor. Or, if you want to build and manage your own portfolio, try self-directed investing. Either way, there’s an online investing option from U.S. Bancorp Investments that’s right for you.

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  1. A rollover of qualified plan assets into an IRA is not your only option. Before deciding whether to keep an existing plan, or roll assets into an IRA, be sure to consider potential benefits and limitations of all options. These include total fees and expenses, range of investment options available, penalty-free withdrawals, availability of services, protection from creditors, RMD planning, and taxation of employer stock. Discuss rollover options with your tax advisor for tax considerations.

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