How to Close an eTrade Account

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E_TRADE is an online investment service that lets investors manage accounts on their own or with the assistance of financial advisors. The process of closing an account with E_TRADE requires that you first determine which type of account you have, then complete the appropriate form and submit for cancellation.


Account Types and Cancellation

If you have an E_TRADE Simple IRA account, or any form of E_TRADE Beneficiary IRA account, complete the IRA Distribution paper form and submit by mail to the address listed below to close the account. If you have any other type of E_TRADE IRA account, or a Coverdell Education Savings Account, complete the IRA Distribution online form and submit electronically to close. If you have any type of E_TRADE 401k account, a Profit Sharing Plan or a Money Purchase Plan, complete the Qualified Retirement Plan Distribution paper form and submit by mail to: E*TRADE Securities LLC PO Box 484 Jersey City, NJ 07303-0484


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