401K Transfer to Canada - Fred

I obtained your email address through a Google search.  I am
wondering if your firm can provide services for transfer of a
401K plan to Canada.
If so, could you please reply to this email.
Thank you.
david ingram replies:
There is nothing I can do to transfer a 401(K) to Canada other
than to tell you how to do it.
I am happy to consult with you if you need a phone or in house
consultation.  I charge $400.00 Canadian per hour.
The following is from an old newsletter Q & A and explains how to
do it.
 I  worked in California for 4 yrs. returned to BC in  2004.
I need to transfer my retirement fund but having difficulties
with bank and credit union.  US specifies that I must roll it
over to IRA accounts (Individual retirement account.  I do not
want to be subject to the 20% withholding fee for IRS.  What
would be the best way to get the funds to me here in Canada.
david ingram replies:
1.  move it to an IRA and leave it there in one of the world's
strongest economies.  Most financial advisors are trying to get
"more" of their clients' money into US funds.
2.    If you just have to have it in Canada, you have to cash it
in in the US and pay your tax to the US.  take what is left, add
the amount (even if borrowed) of the tax you paid to the US and
buy your Canadian RRSP.  That will give you a tax deduction which
should be larger than the tax you paid to the US.
When you get the refund, pay back the loan.  You will have
transferred the money quite handily.
The amount you took out is also taxable on your Canadian return.
Pay that tax with the tax you paid to the US as a foreign tax
You will likely need help.
Fred Snyder at (604) 731-8900 who is with Dundee Wealth
management can help you with the process if you are in BC.
Darrell Thompson at Blackmont securities in Toronto (866)
775-7704 can help you in Ontario or any of the US States.
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