Combining Distributions with Other Retirement Accounts

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The rollover IRA is usually funded by the eligible distributions from a company-sponsored retirement plan. These distributions can be combined with your existing IRA(s) or placed into a separate IRA, but see the new creditor protection rule mentioned above. In fact, the IRS permits these funds to be combined with other types of retirement accounts. For example, say you have been self-employed and you have a oneperson profit sharing plan (often referred to as Keogh plans), you could rollover the employer-plan assets into your profit sharing plan. Or, if you have a second job and that employer has a 403(b) plan and also accepts rollover contributions, you could rollover your 401(k) balance into that 403(b) plan.

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