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At First American Bank, we design and administer retirement plans for privately held businesses, non-profit organizations and local governmental bodies. Our Retirement Plan Services Group leaders average nearly 20 years of industry experience. This depth of knowledge ensures expert management of Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Plans, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Non-Qualified Plans, and other types of retirement plans.

  • Design retirement plans that offer your business or organization the most cost-effective solutions utilizing flexible service and pricing models
  • Present plans to employees using web-based approaches or on-site visits
  • Offer consulting services and compliance-related expertise
  • Provide record-keeping, administration and investment fund management services
Areas of Expertise

First American Bank retirement plan professionals have obtained some of the highest recognized industry designations. They include:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA)
  • Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA)
  • Enrolled Actuary (EA)
  • Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA)
First American Bank is a full-service bank with branches in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida.

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The IRS requires 20% withholding on all qualified plan distributions eligible for rollover to an IRA or another qualified plan. You will report the distribution as ordinary income on your personal tax return. Depending on your personal tax bracket, you may be required to pay additional taxes on the distribution or you may be entitled to a refund. If the additional amount of tax due is substantial, you may be required to make estimated tax payments. You may also be required to pay state income taxes. You should consult your personal tax advisor before making decisions regarding your distribution.
In general, Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from your retirement accounts (including IRAs) need to begin by April 1 following the year in which you attain age 70½. Thereafter, the plan must issue RMDs annually on or before December 31. Note that two required distributions will be issued your first year (April 1 and December 31) if you wait until April 1 to begin your distributions. You may avoid two taxable distributions in the first year by taking your first withdrawal by December 31 of the year in which you attain age 70½.

However, if you are still working, you are not required to begin RMDs from your employer sponsored plan until April 1 of the year following the year in which you terminate employment. This exception does not apply if you own more than 5% of the employer, nor does it apply to IRAs.
The annual deferral may not exceed the lesser of:

a. $19,000 for 2019;

b. the maximum deferral amount allowed under the terms of the plan; or

c. the amount that allows the plan to meet the required nondiscrimination tests.

In addition, if you attain age 50 or older by December 31, you may defer an additional $6,000 catch up contribution.
If a plan accepts rollover distributions from other qualified plans, it may also allow for employees to make a rollover contribution before they meet the plan's minimum age and service eligibility requirements. These employees would be considered 'limited participants' in the plan.
Yes, the additional 10% tax applies, with limited exceptions. Exceptions include distributions that are made to a participant after termination of employment after attainment of age 55, distributions that are attributable to an employee being disabled, and distributions that are made to cover deductible medical expenses.

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