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Last Updated March 26, 2009

·        Definition

Retirement-Industry term used to refer to a transaction that occurs in a retirement account, which the plan administrator, IRA custodian, or payer is required to report to the IRS and the account owner. Examples include:

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The following transactions are non-reportable:
  • A trustee-to-trustee transfer between two accounts of similar type , for example between two traditional IRAs, between a traditional IRA and a SEP IRA, from a SIMPLE IRA that has met the two year requirement to a traditional IRA or a SEP IRA, from a SIMPLE IRA to another SIMPLE IRA or between two Roth IRAs
  • A movement of assets between accounts under the same qualified plan, 403(b) or 457(b) account
  • Fees paid from the account, such as administrative or management fees
  • Total distributions of less than $10