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Free 1040ez form Your modified AGI may include income in addition to your compensation (discussed earlier), such as interest, dividends, and income from IRA distributions. Free 1040ez form Form 1040. Free 1040ez form   If you file Form 1040, refigure the amount on the page 1 “adjusted gross income” line without taking into account any of the following eight amounts. Free 1040ez form IRA deduction. Free 1040ez form Student loan interest deduction. Free 1040ez form Tuition and fees deduction. Free 1040ez form Domestic production activities deduction. Free 1040ez form Foreign earned income exclusion. Free 1040ez form Foreign housing exclusion or deduction. Free 1040ez form Exclusion of qualified savings bond interest shown on Form 8815, Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I U. Free 1040ez form S. Free 1040ez form Savings Bonds Issued After 1989. Free 1040ez form Exclusion of employer-provided adoption benefits shown on Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses. Free 1040ez form This is your modified AGI. Free 1040ez form Form 1040A. Free 1040ez form   If you file Form 1040A, refigure the amount on the page 1 “adjusted gross income” line without taking into account any of the following amounts. Free 1040ez form IRA deduction. Free 1040ez form Student loan interest deduction. Free 1040ez form Tuition and fees deduction. Free 1040ez form Exclusion of qualified savings bond interest shown on Form 8815. Free 1040ez form This is your modified AGI. Free 1040ez form Both contributions for 2013 and distributions in 2013. Free 1040ez form   If all three of the following apply, any IRA distributions you received in 2013 may be partly tax free and partly taxable. Free 1040ez form You received distributions in 2013 from one or more traditional IRAs. Free 1040ez form You made contributions to a traditional IRA for 2013. Free 1040ez form Some of those contributions may be nondeductible contributions. Free 1040ez form If this is your situation, you must figure the taxable part of the traditional IRA distribution before you can figure your modified AGI. Free 1040ez form To do this, you can use Worksheet 1-5, Figuring the Taxable Part of Your IRA Distribution, in Publication 590. Free 1040ez form   If at least one of the above does not apply, figure your modified AGI using Worksheet 17-1, later. Free 1040ez form    How to figure your reduced IRA deduction. Free 1040ez form   You can figure your reduced IRA deduction for either Form 1040 or Form 1040A by using the worksheets in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Also, the instructions for Form 1040 and Form 1040A include similar worksheets that you may be able to use instead. Free 1040ez form Worksheet 17-1. Free 1040ez form Figuring Your Modified AGI Use this worksheet to figure your modified adjusted gross income for traditional IRA purposes. Free 1040ez form 1. Free 1040ez form Enter your adjusted gross income (AGI) from Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22, figured without taking into account the amount from Form 1040, line 32, or Form 1040A, line 17 1. Free 1040ez form   2. Free 1040ez form Enter any student loan interest deduction from Form 1040, line 33, or Form 1040A, line 18 2. Free 1040ez form   3. Free 1040ez form Enter any tuition and fees deduction from Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19 3. Free 1040ez form   4. Free 1040ez form Enter any domestic production activities deduction from Form 1040, line 35 4. Free 1040ez form   5. Free 1040ez form Enter any foreign earned income and/or housing exclusion from Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18 5. Free 1040ez form   6. Free 1040ez form Enter any foreign housing deduction from Form 2555, line 50 6. Free 1040ez form   7. Free 1040ez form Enter any excludable savings bond interest from Form 8815, line 14 7. Free 1040ez form   8. Free 1040ez form Enter any excluded employer-provided adoption benefits from Form 8839, line 28 8. Free 1040ez form   9. Free 1040ez form Add lines 1 through 8. Free 1040ez form This is your Modified AGI for traditional IRA purposes 9. Free 1040ez form   Reporting Deductible Contributions If you file Form 1040, enter your IRA deduction on line 32 of that form. Free 1040ez form If you file Form 1040A, enter your IRA deduction on line 17. Free 1040ez form You cannot deduct IRA contributions on Form 1040EZ. Free 1040ez form Nondeductible Contributions Although your deduction for IRA contributions may be reduced or eliminated, contributions can be made to your IRA up to the general limit or, if it applies, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit. Free 1040ez form The difference between your total permitted contributions and your IRA deduction, if any, is your nondeductible contribution. Free 1040ez form Example. Free 1040ez form Mike is 28 years old and single. Free 1040ez form In 2013, he was covered by a retirement plan at work. Free 1040ez form His salary was $57,312. Free 1040ez form His modified AGI was $70,000. Free 1040ez form Mike made a $5,500 IRA contribution for 2013. Free 1040ez form Because he was covered by a retirement plan and his modified AGI was over $69,000, he cannot deduct his $5,500 IRA contribution. Free 1040ez form He must designate this contribution as a nondeductible contribution by reporting it on Form 8606, as explained next. Free 1040ez form Form 8606. Free 1040ez form   To designate contributions as nondeductible, you must file Form 8606. Free 1040ez form   You do not have to designate a contribution as nondeductible until you file your tax return. Free 1040ez form When you file, you can even designate otherwise deductible contributions as nondeductible. Free 1040ez form   You must file Form 8606 to report nondeductible contributions even if you do not have to file a tax return for the year. Free 1040ez form A Form 8606 is not used for the year that you make a rollover from a qualified retirement plan to a traditional IRA and the rollover includes nontaxable amounts. Free 1040ez form In those situations, a Form 8606 is completed for the year you take a distribution from that IRA. Free 1040ez form See Form 8606 under Distributions Fully or Partly Taxable, later. Free 1040ez form Failure to report nondeductible contributions. Free 1040ez form   If you do not report nondeductible contributions, all of the contributions to your traditional IRA will be treated as deductible contributions when withdrawn. Free 1040ez form All distributions from your IRA will be taxed unless you can show, with satisfactory evidence, that nondeductible contributions were made. Free 1040ez form Penalty for overstatement. Free 1040ez form   If you overstate the amount of nondeductible contributions on your Form 8606 for any tax year, you must pay a penalty of $100 for each overstatement, unless it was due to reasonable cause. Free 1040ez form Penalty for failure to file Form 8606. Free 1040ez form   You will have to pay a $50 penalty if you do not file a required Form 8606, unless you can prove that the failure was due to reasonable cause. Free 1040ez form    Tax on earnings on nondeductible contributions. Free 1040ez form   As long as contributions are within the contribution limits, none of the earnings or gains on contributions (deductible or nondeductible) will be taxed until they are distributed. Free 1040ez form See When Can You Withdraw or Use IRA Assets , later. Free 1040ez form Cost basis. Free 1040ez form   You will have a cost basis in your traditional IRA if you made any nondeductible contributions. Free 1040ez form Your cost basis is the sum of the nondeductible contributions to your IRA minus any withdrawals or distributions of nondeductible contributions. Free 1040ez form Inherited IRAs If you inherit a traditional IRA, you are called a beneficiary. Free 1040ez form A beneficiary can be any person or entity the owner chooses to receive the benefits of the IRA after he or she dies. Free 1040ez form Beneficiaries of a traditional IRA must include in their gross income any taxable distributions they receive. Free 1040ez form Inherited from spouse. Free 1040ez form   If you inherit a traditional IRA from your spouse, you generally have the following three choices. Free 1040ez form You can: Treat it as your own IRA by designating yourself as the account owner. Free 1040ez form Treat it as your own by rolling it over into your IRA, or to the extent it is taxable, into a: Qualified employer plan, Qualified employee annuity plan (section 403(a) plan), Tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan), or Deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (section 457 plan). Free 1040ez form Treat yourself as the beneficiary rather than treating the IRA as your own. Free 1040ez form Treating it as your own. Free 1040ez form   You will be considered to have chosen to treat the IRA as your own if: Contributions (including rollover contributions) are made to the inherited IRA, or You do not take the required minimum distribution for a year as a beneficiary of the IRA. Free 1040ez form You will only be considered to have chosen to treat the IRA as your own if: You are the sole beneficiary of the IRA, and You have an unlimited right to withdraw amounts from it. Free 1040ez form   However, if you receive a distribution from your deceased spouse's IRA, you can roll that distribution over into your own IRA within the 60-day time limit, as long as the distribution is not a required distribution, even if you are not the sole beneficiary of your deceased spouse's IRA. Free 1040ez form Inherited from someone other than spouse. Free 1040ez form   If you inherit a traditional IRA from anyone other than your deceased spouse, you cannot treat the inherited IRA as your own. Free 1040ez form This means that you cannot make any contributions to the IRA. Free 1040ez form It also means you cannot roll over any amounts into or out of the inherited IRA. Free 1040ez form However, you can make a trustee-to-trustee transfer as long as the IRA into which amounts are being moved is set up and maintained in the name of the deceased IRA owner for the benefit of you as beneficiary. Free 1040ez form For more information, see the discussion of inherited IRAs under Rollover From One IRA Into Another, later. Free 1040ez form Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? You can transfer, tax free, assets (money or property) from other retirement plans (including traditional IRAs) to a traditional IRA. Free 1040ez form You can make the following kinds of transfers. Free 1040ez form Transfers from one trustee to another. Free 1040ez form Rollovers. Free 1040ez form Transfers incident to a divorce. Free 1040ez form Transfers to Roth IRAs. Free 1040ez form   Under certain conditions, you can move assets from a traditional IRA or from a designated Roth account to a Roth IRA. Free 1040ez form You can also move assets from a qualified retirement plan to a Roth IRA. Free 1040ez form See Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA? under Roth IRAs, later. Free 1040ez form Trustee-to-Trustee Transfer A transfer of funds in your traditional IRA from one trustee directly to another, either at your request or at the trustee's request, is not a rollover. Free 1040ez form Because there is no distribution to you, the transfer is tax free. Free 1040ez form Because it is not a rollover, it is not affected by the 1-year waiting period required between rollovers, discussed later under Rollover From One IRA Into Another . Free 1040ez form For information about direct transfers to IRAs from retirement plans other than IRAs, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 and Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA? in chapter 2 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Rollovers Generally, a rollover is a tax-free distribution to you of cash or other assets from one retirement plan that you contribute (roll over) to another retirement plan. Free 1040ez form The contribution to the second retirement plan is called a “rollover contribution. Free 1040ez form ” Note. Free 1040ez form An amount rolled over tax free from one retirement plan to another is generally includible in income when it is distributed from the second plan. Free 1040ez form Kinds of rollovers to a traditional IRA. Free 1040ez form   You can roll over amounts from the following plans into a traditional IRA: A traditional IRA, An employer's qualified retirement plan for its employees, A deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (section 457 plan), or A tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan). Free 1040ez form Treatment of rollovers. Free 1040ez form   You cannot deduct a rollover contribution, but you must report the rollover distribution on your tax return as discussed later under Reporting rollovers from IRAs and under Reporting rollovers from employer plans . Free 1040ez form Kinds of rollovers from a traditional IRA. Free 1040ez form   You may be able to roll over, tax free, a distribution from your traditional IRA into a qualified plan. Free 1040ez form These plans include the federal Thrift Savings Fund (for federal employees), deferred compensation plans of state or local governments (section 457 plans), and tax-sheltered annuity plans (section 403(b) plans). Free 1040ez form The part of the distribution that you can roll over is the part that would otherwise be taxable (includible in your income). Free 1040ez form Qualified plans may, but are not required to, accept such rollovers. Free 1040ez form Time limit for making a rollover contribution. Free 1040ez form   You generally must make the rollover contribution by the 60th day after the day you receive the distribution from your traditional IRA or your employer's plan. Free 1040ez form The IRS may waive the 60-day requirement where the failure to do so would be against equity or good conscience, such as in the event of a casualty, disaster, or other event beyond your reasonable control. Free 1040ez form For more information, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Extension of rollover period. Free 1040ez form   If an amount distributed to you from a traditional IRA or a qualified employer retirement plan is a frozen deposit at any time during the 60-day period allowed for a rollover, special rules extend the rollover period. Free 1040ez form For more information, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form More information. Free 1040ez form   For more information on rollovers, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Rollover From One IRA Into Another You can withdraw, tax free, all or part of the assets from one traditional IRA if you reinvest them within 60 days in the same or another traditional IRA. Free 1040ez form Because this is a rollover, you cannot deduct the amount that you reinvest in an IRA. Free 1040ez form Waiting period between rollovers. Free 1040ez form   Generally, if you make a tax-free rollover of any part of a distribution from a traditional IRA, you cannot, within a 1-year period, make a tax-free rollover of any later distribution from that same IRA. Free 1040ez form You also cannot make a tax-free rollover of any amount distributed, within the same 1-year period, from the IRA into which you made the tax-free rollover. Free 1040ez form   The 1-year period begins on the date you receive the IRA distribution, not on the date you roll it over into an IRA. Free 1040ez form Example. Free 1040ez form You have two traditional IRAs, IRA-1 and IRA-2. Free 1040ez form You make a tax-free rollover of a distribution from IRA-1 into a new traditional IRA (IRA-3). Free 1040ez form You cannot, within 1 year of the distribution from IRA-1, make a tax-free rollover of any distribution from either IRA-1 or IRA-3 into another traditional IRA. Free 1040ez form However, the rollover from IRA-1 into IRA-3 does not prevent you from making a tax-free rollover from IRA-2 into any other traditional IRA. Free 1040ez form This is because you have not, within the last year, rolled over, tax free, any distribution from IRA-2 or made a tax-free rollover into IRA-2. Free 1040ez form Exception. Free 1040ez form   For an exception for distributions from failed financial institutions, see Rollover From One IRA Into Another under Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Partial rollovers. Free 1040ez form   If you withdraw assets from a traditional IRA, you can roll over part of the withdrawal tax free and keep the rest of it. Free 1040ez form The amount you keep will generally be taxable (except for the part that is a return of nondeductible contributions). Free 1040ez form The amount you keep may be subject to the 10% additional tax on early distributions, discussed later under What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? . Free 1040ez form Required distributions. Free 1040ez form   Amounts that must be distributed during a particular year under the required distribution rules (discussed later) are not eligible for rollover treatment. Free 1040ez form Inherited IRAs. Free 1040ez form   If you inherit a traditional IRA from your spouse, you generally can roll it over, or you can choose to make the inherited IRA your own. Free 1040ez form See Treating it as your own , earlier. Free 1040ez form Not inherited from spouse. Free 1040ez form   If you inherit a traditional IRA from someone other than your spouse, you cannot roll it over or allow it to receive a rollover contribution. Free 1040ez form You must withdraw the IRA assets within a certain period. Free 1040ez form For more information, see When Must You Withdraw Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Reporting rollovers from IRAs. Free 1040ez form   Report any rollover from one traditional IRA to the same or another traditional IRA on lines 15a and 15b, Form 1040, or lines 11a and 11b, Form 1040A, as follows. Free 1040ez form   Enter the total amount of the distribution on Form 1040, line 15a, or Form 1040A, line 11a. Free 1040ez form If the total amount on Form 1040, line 15a, or Form 1040A, line 11a, was rolled over, enter zero on Form 1040, line 15b, or Form 1040A, line 11b. Free 1040ez form If the total distribution was not rolled over, enter the taxable portion of the part that was not rolled over on Form 1040, line 15b, or Form 1040A, line 11b. Free 1040ez form Put “Rollover” next to Form 1040, line 15b, or Form 1040A, line 11b. Free 1040ez form See your tax return instructions. Free 1040ez form   If you rolled over the distribution into a qualified plan (other than an IRA) or you make the rollover in 2014, attach a statement explaining what you did. Free 1040ez form Rollover From Employer's Plan Into an IRA You can roll over into a traditional IRA all or part of an eligible rollover distribution you receive from your (or your deceased spouse's): Employer's qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan; Annuity plan; Tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan); or Governmental deferred compensation plan (section 457 plan). Free 1040ez form A qualified plan is one that meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. Free 1040ez form Eligible rollover distribution. Free 1040ez form   Generally, an eligible rollover distribution is any distribution of all or part of the balance to your credit in a qualified retirement plan except the following. Free 1040ez form A required minimum distribution (explained later under When Must You Withdraw IRA Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) ). Free 1040ez form A hardship distribution. Free 1040ez form Any of a series of substantially equal periodic distributions paid at least once a year over: Your lifetime or life expectancy, The lifetimes or life expectancies of you and your beneficiary, or A period of 10 years or more. Free 1040ez form Corrective distributions of excess contributions or excess deferrals, and any income allocable to the excess, or of excess annual additions and any allocable gains. Free 1040ez form A loan treated as a distribution because it does not satisfy certain requirements either when made or later (such as upon default), unless the participant's accrued benefits are reduced (offset) to repay the loan. Free 1040ez form Dividends on employer securities. Free 1040ez form The cost of life insurance coverage. Free 1040ez form Any nontaxable amounts that you roll over into your traditional IRA become part of your basis (cost) in your IRAs. Free 1040ez form To recover your basis when you take distributions from your IRA, you must complete Form 8606 for the year of the distribution. Free 1040ez form See Form 8606 under Distributions Fully or Partly Taxable, later. Free 1040ez form Rollover by nonspouse beneficiary. Free 1040ez form   A direct transfer from a deceased employee's qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan; annuity plan; tax-sheltered annuity (section 403(b)) plan; or governmental deferred compensation (section 457) plan to an IRA set up to receive the distribution on your behalf can be treated as an eligible rollover distribution if you are the designated beneficiary of the plan and not the employee's spouse. Free 1040ez form The IRA is treated as an inherited IRA. Free 1040ez form For more information about inherited IRAs, see Inherited IRAs , earlier. Free 1040ez form Reporting rollovers from employer plans. Free 1040ez form    Enter the total distribution (before income tax or other deductions were withheld) on Form 1040, line 16a, or Form 1040A, line 12a. Free 1040ez form This amount should be shown in box 1 of Form 1099-R. Free 1040ez form From this amount, subtract any contributions (usually shown in box 5 of Form 1099-R) that were taxable to you when made. Free 1040ez form From that result, subtract the amount that was rolled over either directly or within 60 days of receiving the distribution. Free 1040ez form Enter the remaining amount, even if zero, on Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. Free 1040ez form Also, enter "Rollover" next to Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. Free 1040ez form Transfers Incident to Divorce If an interest in a traditional IRA is transferred from your spouse or former spouse to you by a divorce or separate maintenance decree or a written document related to such a decree, the interest in the IRA, starting from the date of the transfer, is treated as your IRA. Free 1040ez form The transfer is tax free. Free 1040ez form For detailed information, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Converting From Any Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA Allowable conversions. Free 1040ez form   You can withdraw all or part of the assets from a traditional IRA and reinvest them (within 60 days) in a Roth IRA. Free 1040ez form The amount that you withdraw and timely contribute (convert) to the Roth IRA is called a conversion contribution. Free 1040ez form If properly (and timely) rolled over, the 10% additional tax on early distributions will not apply. Free 1040ez form However, a part or all of the conversion contribution from your traditional IRA is included in your gross income. Free 1040ez form Required distributions. Free 1040ez form   You cannot convert amounts that must be distributed from your traditional IRA for a particular year (including the calendar year in which you reach age 70½) under the required distribution rules (discussed later). Free 1040ez form Income. Free 1040ez form   You must include in your gross income distributions from a traditional IRA that you would have had to include in income if you had not converted them into a Roth IRA. Free 1040ez form These amounts are normally included in income on your return for the year that you converted them from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Free 1040ez form   You do not include in gross income any part of a distribution from a traditional IRA that is a return of your basis, as discussed later. Free 1040ez form   You must file Form 8606 to report 2013 conversions from traditional, SEP, or SIMPLE IRAs to a Roth IRA in 2013 (unless you recharacterized the entire amount) and to figure the amount to include in income. Free 1040ez form   If you must include any amount in your gross income, you may have to increase your withholding or make estimated tax payments. Free 1040ez form See chapter 4. Free 1040ez form Recharacterizations You may be able to treat a contribution made to one type of IRA as having been made to a different type of IRA. Free 1040ez form This is called recharacterizing the contribution. Free 1040ez form See Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590 for more detailed information. Free 1040ez form How to recharacterize a contribution. Free 1040ez form   To recharacterize a contribution, you generally must have the contribution transferred from the first IRA (the one to which it was made) to the second IRA in a trustee-to-trustee transfer. Free 1040ez form If the transfer is made by the due date (including extensions) for your tax return for the year during which the contribution was made, you can elect to treat the contribution as having been originally made to the second IRA instead of to the first IRA. Free 1040ez form If you recharacterize your contribution, you must do all three of the following. Free 1040ez form Include in the transfer any net income allocable to the contribution. Free 1040ez form If there was a loss, the net income you must transfer may be a negative amount. Free 1040ez form Report the recharacterization on your tax return for the year during which the contribution was made. Free 1040ez form Treat the contribution as having been made to the second IRA on the date that it was actually made to the first IRA. Free 1040ez form No deduction allowed. Free 1040ez form   You cannot deduct the contribution to the first IRA. Free 1040ez form Any net income you transfer with the recharacterized contribution is treated as earned in the second IRA. Free 1040ez form Required notifications. Free 1040ez form   To recharacterize a contribution, you must notify both the trustee of the first IRA (the one to which the contribution was actually made) and the trustee of the second IRA (the one to which the contribution is being moved) that you have elected to treat the contribution as having been made to the second IRA rather than the first. Free 1040ez form You must make the notifications by the date of the transfer. Free 1040ez form Only one notification is required if both IRAs are maintained by the same trustee. Free 1040ez form The notification(s) must include all of the following information. Free 1040ez form The type and amount of the contribution to the first IRA that is to be recharacterized. Free 1040ez form The date on which the contribution was made to the first IRA and the year for which it was made. Free 1040ez form A direction to the trustee of the first IRA to transfer in a trustee-to-trustee transfer the amount of the contribution and any net income (or loss) allocable to the contribution to the trustee of the second IRA. Free 1040ez form The name of the trustee of the first IRA and the name of the trustee of the second IRA. Free 1040ez form Any additional information needed to make the transfer. Free 1040ez form Reporting a recharacterization. Free 1040ez form   If you elect to recharacterize a contribution to one IRA as a contribution to another IRA, you must report the recharacterization on your tax return as directed by Form 8606 and its instructions. Free 1040ez form You must treat the contribution as having been made to the second IRA. Free 1040ez form When Can You Withdraw or Use IRA Assets? There are rules limiting use of your IRA assets and distributions from it. Free 1040ez form Violation of the rules generally results in additional taxes in the year of violation. Free 1040ez form See What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes , later. Free 1040ez form Contributions returned before the due date of return. Free 1040ez form   If you made IRA contributions in 2013, you can withdraw them tax free by the due date of your return. Free 1040ez form If you have an extension of time to file your return, you can withdraw them tax free by the extended due date. Free 1040ez form You can do this if, for each contribution you withdraw, both of the following conditions apply. Free 1040ez form You did not take a deduction for the contribution. Free 1040ez form You withdraw any interest or other income earned on the contribution. Free 1040ez form You can take into account any loss on the contribution while it was in the IRA when calculating the amount that must be withdrawn. Free 1040ez form If there was a loss, the net income earned on the contribution may be a negative amount. Free 1040ez form Note. Free 1040ez form To calculate the amount you must withdraw, see Worksheet 1-4 under When Can You Withdraw or Use Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Earnings includible in income. Free 1040ez form   You must include in income any earnings on the contributions you withdraw. Free 1040ez form Include the earnings in income for the year in which you made the contributions, not in the year in which you withdraw them. Free 1040ez form Generally, except for any part of a withdrawal that is a return of nondeductible contributions (basis), any withdrawal of your contributions after the due date (or extended due date) of your return will be treated as a taxable distribution. Free 1040ez form Excess contributions can also be recovered tax free as discussed under What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes?, later. Free 1040ez form    Early distributions tax. Free 1040ez form   The 10% additional tax on distributions made before you reach age 59½ does not apply to these tax-free withdrawals of your contributions. Free 1040ez form However, the distribution of interest or other income must be reported on Form 5329 and, unless the distribution qualifies as an exception to the age 59½ rule, it will be subject to this tax. Free 1040ez form When Must You Withdraw IRA Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) You cannot keep funds in a traditional IRA indefinitely. Free 1040ez form Eventually they must be distributed. Free 1040ez form If there are no distributions, or if the distributions are not large enough, you may have to pay a 50% excise tax on the amount not distributed as required. Free 1040ez form See Excess Accumulations (Insufficient Distributions) , later. Free 1040ez form The requirements for distributing IRA funds differ depending on whether you are the IRA owner or the beneficiary of a decedent's IRA. Free 1040ez form Required minimum distribution. Free 1040ez form   The amount that must be distributed each year is referred to as the required minimum distribution. Free 1040ez form Required distributions not eligible for rollover. Free 1040ez form   Amounts that must be distributed (required minimum distributions) during a particular year are not eligible for rollover treatment. Free 1040ez form IRA owners. Free 1040ez form   If you are the owner of a traditional IRA, you must generally start receiving distributions from your IRA by April 1 of the year following the year in which you reach age 70½. Free 1040ez form April 1 of the year following the year in which you reach age 70½ is referred to as the required beginning date. Free 1040ez form Distributions by the required beginning date. Free 1040ez form   You must receive at least a minimum amount for each year starting with the year you reach age 70½ (your 70½ year). Free 1040ez form If you do not (or did not) receive that minimum amount in your 70½ year, then you must receive distributions for your 70½ year by April 1 of the next year. Free 1040ez form   If an IRA owner dies after reaching age 70½, but before April 1 of the next year, no minimum distribution is required because death occurred before the required beginning date. Free 1040ez form Even if you begin receiving distributions before you attain age 70½, you must begin calculating and receiving required minimum distributions by your required beginning date. Free 1040ez form Distributions after the required beginning date. Free 1040ez form   The required minimum distribution for any year after the year you turn 70½ must be made by December 31 of that later year. Free 1040ez form    Beneficiaries. Free 1040ez form   If you are the beneficiary of a decedent's traditional IRA, the requirements for distributions from that IRA generally depend on whether the IRA owner died before or after the required beginning date for distributions. Free 1040ez form More information. Free 1040ez form   For more information, including how to figure your minimum required distribution each year and how to figure your required distribution if you are a beneficiary of a decedent's IRA, see When Must You Withdraw Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Are Distributions Taxable? In general, distributions from a traditional IRA are taxable in the year you receive them. Free 1040ez form Exceptions. Free 1040ez form   Exceptions to distributions from traditional IRAs being taxable in the year you receive them are: Rollovers, Qualified charitable distributions (QCD), discussed later, Tax-free withdrawals of contributions, discussed earlier, and The return of nondeductible contributions, discussed later under Distributions Fully or Partly Taxable . Free 1040ez form    Although a conversion of a traditional IRA is considered a rollover for Roth IRA purposes, it is not an exception to the rule that distributions from a traditional IRA are taxable in the year you receive them. Free 1040ez form Conversion distributions are includible in your gross income subject to this rule and the special rules for conversions explained in Converting From Any Traditional IRA Into a Roth IRA under Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Qualified charitable distributions (QCD). Free 1040ez form   A QCD is generally a nontaxable distribution made directly by the trustee of your IRA to an organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Free 1040ez form Special rules apply if you made a qualified charitable distribution in January 2013 that you elected to treat as made in 2012. Free 1040ez form See Qualified Charitable Distributions in Publication 590 for more information. Free 1040ez form Ordinary income. Free 1040ez form   Distributions from traditional IRAs that you include in income are taxed as ordinary income. Free 1040ez form No special treatment. Free 1040ez form   In figuring your tax, you cannot use the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment that applies to lump-sum distributions from qualified retirement plans. Free 1040ez form Distributions Fully or Partly Taxable Distributions from your traditional IRA may be fully or partly taxable, depending on whether your IRA includes any nondeductible contributions. Free 1040ez form Fully taxable. Free 1040ez form   If only deductible contributions were made to your traditional IRA (or IRAs, if you have more than one), you have no basis in your IRA. Free 1040ez form Because you have no basis in your IRA, any distributions are fully taxable when received. Free 1040ez form See Reporting taxable distributions on your return , later. Free 1040ez form Partly taxable. Free 1040ez form    If you made nondeductible contributions or rolled over any after-tax amounts to any of your traditional IRAs, you have a cost basis (investment in the contract) equal to the amount of those contributions. Free 1040ez form These nondeductible contributions are not taxed when they are distributed to you. Free 1040ez form They are a return of your investment in your IRA. Free 1040ez form   Only the part of the distribution that represents nondeductible contributions and rolled over after-tax amounts (your cost basis) is tax free. Free 1040ez form If nondeductible contributions have been made or after-tax amounts have been rolled over to your IRA, distributions consist partly of nondeductible contributions (basis) and partly of deductible contributions, earnings, and gains (if there are any). Free 1040ez form Until all of your basis has been distributed, each distribution is partly nontaxable and partly taxable. Free 1040ez form Form 8606. Free 1040ez form   You must complete Form 8606 and attach it to your return if you receive a distribution from a traditional IRA and have ever made nondeductible contributions or rolled over after-tax amounts to any of your traditional IRAs. Free 1040ez form Using the form, you will figure the nontaxable distributions for 2013 and your total IRA basis for 2013 and earlier years. Free 1040ez form Note. Free 1040ez form If you are required to file Form 8606, but you are not required to file an income tax return, you still must file Form 8606. Free 1040ez form Send it to the IRS at the time and place you would otherwise file an income tax return. Free 1040ez form Distributions reported on Form 1099-R. Free 1040ez form   If you receive a distribution from your traditional IRA, you will receive Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Free 1040ez form , or a similar statement. Free 1040ez form IRA distributions are shown in boxes 1 and 2a of Form 1099-R. Free 1040ez form A number or letter code in box 7 tells you what type of distribution you received from your IRA. Free 1040ez form Withholding. Free 1040ez form   Federal income tax is withheld from distributions from traditional IRAs unless you choose not to have tax withheld. Free 1040ez form See chapter 4. Free 1040ez form IRA distributions delivered outside the United States. Free 1040ez form   In general, if you are a U. Free 1040ez form S. Free 1040ez form citizen or resident alien and your home address is outside the United States or its possessions, you cannot choose exemption from withholding on distributions from your traditional IRA. Free 1040ez form Reporting taxable distributions on your return. Free 1040ez form    Report fully taxable distributions, including early distributions on Form 1040, line 15b, or Form 1040A, line 11b (no entry is required on Form 1040, line 15a, or Form 1040A, line 11a). Free 1040ez form If only part of the distribution is taxable, enter the total amount on Form 1040, line 15a, or Form 1040A, line 11a, and the taxable part on Form 1040, line 15b, or Form 1040A, line 11b. Free 1040ez form You cannot report distributions on Form 1040EZ. Free 1040ez form What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? The tax advantages of using traditional IRAs for retirement savings can be offset by additional taxes and penalties if you do not follow the rules. Free 1040ez form There are additions to the regular tax for using your IRA funds in prohibited transactions. Free 1040ez form There are also additional taxes for the following activities. Free 1040ez form Investing in collectibles. Free 1040ez form Making excess contributions. Free 1040ez form Taking early distributions. Free 1040ez form Allowing excess amounts to accumulate (failing to take required distributions). Free 1040ez form There are penalties for overstating the amount of nondeductible contributions and for failure to file a Form 8606, if required. Free 1040ez form Prohibited Transactions Generally, a prohibited transaction is any improper use of your traditional IRA by you, your beneficiary, or any disqualified person. Free 1040ez form Disqualified persons include your fiduciary and members of your family (spouse, ancestor, lineal descendent, and any spouse of a lineal descendent). Free 1040ez form The following are examples of prohibited transactions with a traditional IRA. Free 1040ez form Borrowing money from it. Free 1040ez form Selling property to it. Free 1040ez form Receiving unreasonable compensation for managing it. Free 1040ez form Using it as security for a loan. Free 1040ez form Buying property for personal use (present or future) with IRA funds. Free 1040ez form Effect on an IRA account. Free 1040ez form   Generally, if you or your beneficiary engages in a prohibited transaction in connection with your traditional IRA account at any time during the year, the account stops being an IRA as of the first day of that year. Free 1040ez form Effect on you or your beneficiary. Free 1040ez form   If your account stops being an IRA because you or your beneficiary engaged in a prohibited transaction, the account is treated as distributing all its assets to you at their fair market values on the first day of the year. Free 1040ez form If the total of those values is more than your basis in the IRA, you will have a taxable gain that is includible in your income. Free 1040ez form For information on figuring your gain and reporting it in income, see Are Distributions Taxable , earlier. Free 1040ez form The distribution may be subject to additional taxes or penalties. Free 1040ez form Taxes on prohibited transactions. Free 1040ez form   If someone other than the owner or beneficiary of a traditional IRA engages in a prohibited transaction, that person may be liable for certain taxes. Free 1040ez form In general, there is a 15% tax on the amount of the prohibited transaction and a 100% additional tax if the transaction is not corrected. Free 1040ez form More information. Free 1040ez form   For more information on prohibited transactions, see What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Free 1040ez form Investment in Collectibles If your traditional IRA invests in collectibles, the amount invested is considered distributed to you in the year invested. Free 1040ez form You may have to pay the 10% additional tax on early distributions, discussed later. Free 1040ez form Collectibles. Free 1040ez form   These include: Artworks, Rugs, Antiques, Metals, Gems, Stamps, Coins, Alcoholic beverages, and Certain other tangible personal property. Free 1040ez form Exception. Free 1040ez form    Your IRA can invest in one, one-half, one-quarter, or one-tenth ounce U. Free 1040ez form S. Free 1040ez form gold coins, or one-ounce silver coins minted by the Treasury Department. Free 1040ez form It can also invest in certain platinum coins and certain gold, silver, palladium, and platinum bullion. Free 1040ez form Excess Contributions Generally, an excess contribution is the amount contributed to your traditional IRA(s) for the year that is more than the smaller of: The maximum deductible amount for the year. Free 1040ez form For 2013, this is $5,500 ($6,500 if you are 50 or older), or Your taxable compensation for the year. Free 1040ez form Tax on excess contributions. Free 1040ez form   In general, if the excess contributions for a year are not withdrawn by the date your return for the year is due (including extensions), you are subject to a 6% tax. Free 1040ez form You must pay the 6% tax each year on excess amounts that remain in your traditional IRA at the end of your tax year. Free 1040ez form The tax cannot be more than 6% of the combined value of all your IRAs as of the end of your tax year. Free 1040ez form Excess contributions withdrawn by due date of return. Free 1040ez form   You will not have to pay the 6% tax if you withdraw an excess contribution made during a tax year and you also withdraw interest or other income earned on the excess contribution. Free 1040ez form You must complete your withdrawal by the date your tax return for that year is due, including extensions. Free 1040ez form How to treat withdrawn contributions. Free 1040ez form   Do not include in your gross income an excess contribution that you withdraw from your traditional IRA before your tax return is due if both the following conditions are met. Free 1040ez form No deduction was allowed for the excess contribution. Free 1040ez form You withdraw the interest or other income earned on the excess contribution. Free 1040ez form You can take into account any loss on the contribution while it was in the IRA when calculating the amount that must be withdrawn. Free 1040ez form If there was a loss, the net income you must withdraw may be a negative amount. Free 1040ez form How to treat withdrawn interest or other income. Free 1040ez form   You must include in your gross income the interest or other income that was earned on the excess contribution. Free 1040ez form Report it on your return for the year in which the excess contribution was made. 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Free 1040ez form Publication 541 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Reminder IntroductionTax questions. Free 1040ez form Ordering forms and publications. Free 1040ez form Useful Items - You may want to see: Reminder Photographs of missing children. Free 1040ez form  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Free 1040ez form Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Free 1040ez form You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Free 1040ez form Introduction This publication provides supplemental federal income tax information for partnerships and partners. Free 1040ez form It supplements the information provided in the Instructions for Form 1065, U. Free 1040ez form S. Free 1040ez form Return of Partnership Income, and the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Free 1040ez form Generally, a partnership does not pay tax on its income but “passes through” any profits or losses to its partners. Free 1040ez form Partners must include partnership items on their tax returns. Free 1040ez form For a discussion of business expenses a partnership can deduct, see Publication 535, Business Expenses. Free 1040ez form Members of oil and gas partnerships should read about the deduction for depletion in chapter 9 of that publication. Free 1040ez form Certain partnerships must have a tax matters partner (TMP) who is also a general partner. Free 1040ez form For information on the rules for designating a TMP, see Designation of Tax Matters Partner (TMP) in the Form 1065 instructions and section 301. Free 1040ez form 6231(a)(7)-1 of the regulations. Free 1040ez form Many rules in this publication do not apply to partnerships that file Form 1065-B, U. 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Free 1040ez form Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 535 Business Expenses 537 Installment Sales 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 551 Basis of Assets 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 946 How To Depreciate Property See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting publications and forms. Free 1040ez form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications