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403(b)(7) Plan Account Transfer to Nonspousal Beneficiary Form

For a nonspouse beneficiary, use this form to transfer a Vanguard 403(b)(7) into Nonspousal beneficiary name. (For transition specialists and correspondence unit use only)


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403(b)(7) Plan Account Transfer to Spousal Beneficiary Form

For a spouse beneficiary, use this form to transfer a Vanguard 403(b)(7) into surviving spouse's name. (For transition specialists and correspondence unit use only.)


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Brokerage Inherited IRA Application for Nonspouse Beneficiaries (Brokerage Accounts) Kit

For nonspousal beneficiary, use this form to transfer a Vanguard Brokerage IRA and any additional Vanguard mutual funds into nonspousal beneficiary name and update account beneficiaries.


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Brokerage Inherited IRA Application for Spouse Beneficiaries (Brokerage Accounts) Kit

For a spousal beneficiary, use this form to transfer a Vanguard Brokerage IRA and any additional Vanguard mutual funds into the surviving spouse's name and update account beneficiaries.


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Cost Basis Adjustment Form for Inherited Shares

Use this form to adjust cost basis for Vanguard Brokerage and Mutual Fund accounts.


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Individual 401(k)/Individual Roth 401(k) Transfer to Nonspousal Beneficiary Form

Use this form if you are a nonspouse beneficiary of a deceased Individual 401(k)/Individual Roth 401(k) participant and want to request a distribution from the account or a rollover to an inherited IRA in your name.


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Individual 401(k)/Individual Roth 401(k) Transfer to Spousal Beneficiary Form

Use this form if you are a spouse beneficiary of a deceased Individual 401(k)/Individual Roth 401(k) participant and want to request a distribution from the account or a rollover to an inherited IRA.


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Inherited IRA Form for Spouse Beneficiaries

Use this form to transfer an Vanguard IRA® and any additional Vanguard® mutual funds into surviving spouse's name and update account beneficiaries. For assistance with this form, please call us at 888-237-9045.


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Inherited IRA Form For Nonspouse Beneficiaries

For a nonspouse beneficiary,use this form to transfer an IRA into NON spousal beneficiary name and update account beneficiaries. For assistance with this form, please call us at 888-237-9045.


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Inherited Retirement Account Beneficiary Identification Form

This form must be completed by all beneficiaries entitled to the decedent’s assets. If a beneficiary or minor is incapacitated, the custodian/agent must complete the form and sign on that beneficiary’s behalf.


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Rollover IRA kit

Move assets from your employer-sponsored retirement plan, or from an IRA that you hold at another institution, to a Vanguard IRA®. (This kit cannot be used to move brokerage assets).


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Trustee Certification

Identifies trustees authorized to act, and can be used to change trustees on nonretirement trust accounts, and on small business retirement plan accounts. *Additional certification may be required.


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When a loved one passes away: A checklist for handling financial matters

A checklist for handling financial matters


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