I am dealing with this issue too. Because she is under 59.5 there will be a 10% penalty on the cost basis as well as the taxes owed. All of the 401K must be rolled out within the same year. The company stock goes into a brokerage account and the rest of the account can be rolled to an IRA. Great care must be taken that all is done properly. I am talking with a CPA as well as Vanguard (destination) and Merrill Lynch(401K plan).
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