Can an ESOP be terminated?

Yes. Just as a company can terminate a profit sharing plan, it can also terminate an ESOP. Here's what you should know.

Yes. Just as a company can terminate a profit sharing plan, it can also terminate an ESOP. At that point, all participants must become 100 percent vested. Benefit distributions from the ESOP are eligible to be rolled over into an IRA; ESOP distributions not rolled over are taxable, but may be eligible for special favorable tax treatment.