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Rollover IRA

Explore rolling over your retirement assets at MerrillFootnote 1

Consider all your choices and learn if a rollover is right for you

Consolidate your assets plus access tools and investment choices available at Merrill by rolling over your retirement account.

Features of a Rollover

Enjoy potential tax-deferred growth

See all your accounts through a single login

Make contributions to your IRA if eligible

Access investment choices available at Merrill

Can I roll over or consolidate an existing IRA?
Yes, an indirect rollover occurs when you withdraw assets from an IRA and then roll those assets into the same or another IRA within 60 days.Footnote 2

You have choices when it comes to your old employer-sponsored plan

Each option comes with its own pros and cons. Find out all the details, evaluate your choices and decide which one best fits your retirement goals.
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Your Choices:

  • Roll over to a traditional IRA
  • Roll over to a Roth IRA
  • Take a lump-sum distributionFootnote 3
  • Leave the assets in your former plan
  • Move to a new employer's plan
  • Use any combination of the above

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Merrill Edge Self-Directed received a Best in Class award for "IRA Accounts" (for the fifth year in a row) — 2024 Annual Broker Review
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Which retirement account is right for you?

Compare the features of retirement accounts available at Merrill, find out which ones you're eligible for and learn about details like contribution limits and potential tax advantages.

Decide how you want to manage your IRA account

Make your own investments or have Merrill investment professionals invest and rebalance your portfolio for you, with the option to work with an advisor.

Discover IRA accounts available at Merrill

Learn more about the different IRA accounts at Merrill and find the one that works best for your rollover.
Merrill offers transparent pricing for trades, account services and investment advisory programs.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Footnote 1 You have choices about what to do with your employer-sponsored retirement plan accounts. Depending on your financial circumstances, needs and goals, you may choose to roll over to an IRA or convert to a Roth IRA, roll over an employer-sponsored plan from your old job to your new employer, take a distribution, or leave the account where it is. Each choice may offer different investment options and services, fees and expenses, withdrawal options, required minimum distributions, tax treatment (particularly with reference to employer stock), and different types of protection from creditors and legal judgments. These are complex choices and should be considered with care. For more information visit Should I rollover my 401k page or call Merrill at 888.637.3343.

Footnote 2 Did you know that there are two ways to move assets from one IRA to another? The most common is a transfer. This is when you transfer assets from an IRA held at one financial institution to an IRA at another. You may directly transfer assets between investment firms as frequently as you wish. The second, less common approach is called An indirect rollover. Rollovers occur when you withdraw assets from an IRA and then "roll" those assets back into the same IRA or into another one within 60 days. IRS rules limit you to one rollover per client per twelve month period. For more information on rolling over your IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or SEP IRA, visit Should I rollover my 401k page or call a Merrill rollover specialist at 888.637.3343.

Footnote 3 Taxes will reduce the amount you receive.

Merrill waives its commissions for all online stock, ETF and option trades placed in a Merrill Edge® Self-Directed brokerage account. Brokerage fees associated with, but not limited to, margin transactions, special stock registration/gifting, account transfer and processing and termination apply. $0 option trades are subject to a $0.65 per-contract fee. Other fees and restrictions may apply. Pricing is subject to change without advance notice.
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