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Express 1040 2. Express 1040   Roth IRAs Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Introduction What Is a Roth IRA? When Can a Roth IRA Be Opened? Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA?How Much Can Be Contributed? When Can You Make Contributions? What if You Contribute Too Much? Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA?Conversions Rollover From Employer's Plan Into a Roth IRA Military Death Gratuities and Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Payments Rollover From a Roth IRA Rollover of Exxon Valdez Settlement Income Rollover of Airline Payments Are Distributions Taxable?What Are Qualified Distributions? Additional Tax on Early Distributions Ordering Rules for Distributions How Do You Figure the Taxable Part? Must You Withdraw or Use Assets?Minimum distributions. Express 1040 Recognizing Losses on Investments Distributions After Owner's Death What's New for 2013 Roth IRA contribution limit. Express 1040  If contributions on your behalf are made only to Roth IRAs, your contribution limit for 2013 will generally be the lesser of: $5,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. Express 1040 If you were age 50 or older before 2014 and contributions on your behalf were made only to Roth IRAs, your contribution limit for 2013 will generally be the lesser of: $6,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. Express 1040 However, if your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is above a certain amount, your contribution limit may be reduced. Express 1040 For more information, see How Much Can Be Contributed? under Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? in this chapter. Express 1040 Modified AGI limit for Roth IRA contributions increased. Express 1040  For 2013, your Roth IRA contribution limit is reduced (phased out) in the following situations. Express 1040 Your filing status is married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and your modified AGI is at least $178,000. Express 1040 You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $188,000 or more. Express 1040 Your filing status is single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time in 2013 and your modified AGI is at least $112,000. Express 1040 You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $127,000 or more. Express 1040 Your filing status is married filing separately, you lived with your spouse at any time during the year, and your modified AGI is more than -0-. Express 1040 You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $10,000 or more. Express 1040 See Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? in this chapter. Express 1040 Net Investment Income Tax. Express 1040  For purposes of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), net investment income does not include distributions from a qualified retirement plan (for example, 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 457(b) plans, and IRAs). Express 1040 However, these distributions are taken into account when determining the modified adjusted gross income threshold. Express 1040 Distributions from a nonqualified retirement plan are included in net investment income. Express 1040 See Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, and its instructions for more information. Express 1040 What's New for 2014 Modified AGI limit for Roth IRA contributions increased. Express 1040  For 2014, your Roth IRA contribution limit is reduced (phased out) in the following situations. Express 1040 Your filing status is married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and your modified AGI is at least $181,000. Express 1040 You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $191,000 or more. Express 1040 Your filing status is single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time in 2014 and your modified AGI is at least $114,000. Express 1040 You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $129,000 or more. Express 1040 Your filing status is married filing separately, you lived with your spouse at any time during the year, and your modified AGI is more than -0-. Express 1040 You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $10,000 or more. Express 1040 Reminders Deemed IRAs. Express 1040  For plan years beginning after 2002, a qualified employer plan (retirement plan) can maintain a separate account or annuity under the plan (a deemed IRA) to receive voluntary employee contributions. Express 1040 If the separate account or annuity otherwise meets the requirements of an IRA, it will be subject only to IRA rules. Express 1040 An employee's account can be treated as a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. Express 1040 For this purpose, a “qualified employer plan” includes: A qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan (section 401(a) plan), A qualified employee annuity plan (section 403(a) plan), A tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan), and A deferred compensation plan (section 457 plan) maintained by a state, a political subdivision of a state, or an agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state. Express 1040 Designated Roth accounts. Express 1040  Designated Roth accounts are separate accounts under 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plans that accept elective deferrals that are referred to as Roth contributions. Express 1040 These elective deferrals are included in your income, but qualified distributions from these accounts are not included in your income. Express 1040 Designated Roth accounts are not IRAs and should not be confused with Roth IRAs. Express 1040 Contributions, up to their respective limits, can be made to Roth IRAs and designated Roth accounts according to your eligibility to participate. Express 1040 A contribution to one does not impact your eligibility to contribute to the other. Express 1040 See Publication 575, for more information on designated Roth accounts. Express 1040 Introduction Regardless of your age, you may be able to establish and make nondeductible contributions to an individual retirement plan called a Roth IRA. Express 1040 Contributions not reported. Express 1040   You do not report Roth IRA contributions on your return. Express 1040 What Is a Roth IRA? A Roth IRA is an individual retirement plan that, except as explained in this chapter, is subject to the rules that apply to a traditional IRA (defined next). Express 1040 It can be either an account or an annuity. Express 1040 Individual retirement accounts and annuities are described in chapter 1 under How Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened. Express 1040 To be a Roth IRA, the account or annuity must be designated as a Roth IRA when it is opened. Express 1040 A deemed IRA can be a Roth IRA, but neither a SEP IRA nor a SIMPLE IRA can be designated as a Roth IRA. Express 1040 Unlike a traditional IRA, you cannot deduct contributions to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 But, if you satisfy the requirements, qualified distributions (discussed later) are tax free. Express 1040 Contributions can be made to your Roth IRA after you reach age 70½ and you can leave amounts in your Roth IRA as long as you live. Express 1040 Traditional IRA. Express 1040   A traditional IRA is any IRA that is not a Roth IRA or SIMPLE IRA. Express 1040 Traditional IRAs are discussed in chapter 1. Express 1040 When Can a Roth IRA Be Opened? You can open a Roth IRA at any time. Express 1040 However, the time for making contributions for any year is limited. Express 1040 See When Can You Make Contributions , later under Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? Generally, you can contribute to a Roth IRA if you have taxable compensation (defined later) and your modified AGI (defined later) is less than: $188,000 for married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $127,000 for single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year, and $10,000 for married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year. Express 1040 You may be able to claim a credit for contributions to your Roth IRA. Express 1040 For more information, see chapter 4. Express 1040 Is there an age limit for contributions?   Contributions can be made to your Roth IRA regardless of your age. Express 1040 Can you contribute to a Roth IRA for your spouse?   You can contribute to a Roth IRA for your spouse provided the contributions satisfy the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit discussed in chapter 1 under How Much Can Be Contributed, you file jointly, and your modified AGI is less than $188,000. Express 1040 Compensation. Express 1040   Compensation includes wages, salaries, tips, professional fees, bonuses, and other amounts received for providing personal services. Express 1040 It also includes commissions, self-employment income, nontaxable combat pay, military differential pay, and taxable alimony and separate maintenance payments. Express 1040 For more information, see What Is Compensation? under Who Can Open a Traditional IRA? in chapter 1. Express 1040 Modified AGI. Express 1040   Your modified AGI for Roth IRA purposes is your adjusted gross income (AGI) as shown on your return with some adjustments. Express 1040 Use Worksheet 2-1 , later, to determine your modified AGI. Express 1040    Do not subtract conversion income when figuring your other AGI-based phaseouts and taxable income, such as your deduction for medical and dental expenses. Express 1040 Subtract them from AGI only for the purpose of figuring your modified AGI for Roth IRA purposes. Express 1040 How Much Can Be Contributed? The contribution limit for Roth IRAs generally depends on whether contributions are made only to Roth IRAs or to both traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Express 1040 Worksheet 2-1. Express 1040 Modified Adjusted Gross Income for Roth IRA Purposes Use this worksheet to figure your modified adjusted gross income for Roth IRA purposes. Express 1040 1. Express 1040 Enter your adjusted gross income from Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37 1. Express 1040   2. Express 1040 Enter any income resulting from the conversion of an IRA (other than a Roth IRA) to a Roth IRA (included on Form 1040, line 15b, Form 1040A, line 11b, or Form 1040NR, line 16b) and a rollover from a qualified retirement plan to a Roth IRA (included on Form 1040, line 16b, Form 1040A, line 12b, or Form 1040NR, line 17b) 2. Express 1040   3. Express 1040 Subtract line 2 from line 1 3. Express 1040   4. Express 1040 Enter any traditional IRA deduction from Form 1040, line 32; Form 1040A, line 17; or Form 1040NR, line 32 4. Express 1040   5. Express 1040 Enter any student loan interest deduction from Form 1040, line 33; Form 1040A, line 18; or Form 1040NR, line 33 5. Express 1040   6. Express 1040 Enter any tuition and fees deduction from Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19 6. Express 1040   7. Express 1040 Enter any domestic production activities deduction from Form 1040, line 35, or Form 1040NR, line 34 7. Express 1040   8. Express 1040 Enter any foreign earned income exclusion and/or housing exclusion from Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18 8. Express 1040   9. Express 1040 Enter any foreign housing deduction from Form 2555, line 50 9. Express 1040   10. Express 1040 Enter any excludable qualified savings bond interest from Form 8815, line 14 10. Express 1040   11. Express 1040 Enter any excluded employer-provided adoption benefits from Form 8839, line 28 11. Express 1040   12. Express 1040 Add the amounts on lines 3 through 11 12. Express 1040   13. Express 1040 Enter: $188,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $10,000 if married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year, or $127,000 for all others 13. Express 1040   Is the amount on line 12 more than the amount on line 13? If yes, see the note below. Express 1040  If no, the amount on line 12 is your modified adjusted gross income for Roth IRA purposes. Express 1040       Note. Express 1040 If the amount on line 12 is more than the amount on line 13 and you have other income or loss items, such as social security income or passive activity losses, that are subject to AGI-based phaseouts, you can refigure your AGI solely for the purpose of figuring your modified AGI for Roth IRA purposes. Express 1040 (If you receive social security benefits, use Worksheet 1 in Appendix B to refigure your AGI. Express 1040 ) Then go to line 3 above in this Worksheet 2-1 to refigure your modified AGI. Express 1040 If you do not have other income or loss items subject to AGI-based phaseouts, your modified adjusted gross income for Roth IRA purposes is the amount on line 12 above. Express 1040 Roth IRAs only. Express 1040   If contributions are made only to Roth IRAs, your contribution limit generally is the lesser of: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), or Your taxable compensation. Express 1040   However, if your modified AGI is above a certain amount, your contribution limit may be reduced, as explained later under Contribution limit reduced . Express 1040 Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs. Express 1040   If contributions are made to both Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs established for your benefit, your contribution limit for Roth IRAs generally is the same as your limit would be if contributions were made only to Roth IRAs, but then reduced by all contributions for the year to all IRAs other than Roth IRAs. Express 1040 Employer contributions under a SEP or SIMPLE IRA plan do not affect this limit. Express 1040   This means that your contribution limit is the lesser of: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older) minus all contributions (other than employer contributions under a SEP or SIMPLE IRA plan) for the year to all IRAs other than Roth IRAs, or Your taxable compensation minus all contributions (other than employer contributions under a SEP or SIMPLE IRA plan) for the year to all IRAs other than Roth IRAs. Express 1040   However, if your modified AGI is above a certain amount, your contribution limit may be reduced, as explained below under Contribution limit reduced . Express 1040   Simplified employee pensions (SEPs) are discussed in Publication 560. Express 1040 Savings incentive match plans for employees (SIMPLEs) are discussed in chapter 3. Express 1040 Repayment of reservist distributions. Express 1040   You can repay qualified reservist distributions even if the repayments would cause your total contributions to the Roth IRA to be more than the general limit on contributions. Express 1040 However, the total repayments cannot be more than the amount of your distribution. Express 1040 Note. Express 1040 If you make repayments of qualified reservist distributions to a Roth IRA, increase your basis in the Roth IRA by the amount of the repayment. Express 1040 For more information, see Qualified reservist repayments under How Much Can Be Contributed? in chapter 1. Express 1040 Contribution limit reduced. Express 1040   If your modified AGI is above a certain amount, your contribution limit is gradually reduced. Express 1040 Use Table 2-1, later, to determine if this reduction applies to you. Express 1040 Table 2-1. Express 1040 Effect of Modified AGI on Roth IRA Contribution This table shows whether your contribution to a Roth IRA is affected by the amount of your modified adjusted gross income (modified AGI). Express 1040 IF you have taxable compensation and your filing status is . Express 1040 . Express 1040 . Express 1040 AND your modified AGI is . Express 1040 . Express 1040 . Express 1040 THEN . Express 1040 . Express 1040 . Express 1040 married filing jointly or  qualifying widow(er) less than $178,000 you can contribute up to $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older) as explained under How Much Can Be Contributed . Express 1040 at least $178,000 but less than $188,000 the amount you can contribute is reduced as explained under Contribution limit reduced . Express 1040 $188,000 or more you cannot contribute to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year zero (-0-) you can contribute up to $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older) as explained under How Much Can Be Contributed . Express 1040 more than zero (-0-) but less than $10,000 the amount you can contribute is reduced as explained under Contribution limit reduced . Express 1040 $10,000 or more you cannot contribute to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 single, head of household,  or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year less than $112,000 you can contribute up to $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older) as explained under How Much Can Be Contributed . Express 1040 at least $112,000 but less than $127,000 the amount you can contribute is reduced as explained under Contribution limit reduced . Express 1040 $127,000 or more you cannot contribute to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 Figuring the reduction. Express 1040   If the amount you can contribute must be reduced, use Worksheet 2-2, later, to figure your reduced contribution limit. Express 1040 Worksheet 2-2. Express 1040 Determining Your Reduced Roth IRA Contribution Limit Before using this worksheet, check Table 2-1, earlier, to determine whether or not your Roth IRA contribution limit is reduced. Express 1040 If it is, use this worksheet to determine how much it is reduced. Express 1040 1. Express 1040 Enter your modified AGI for Roth IRA purposes (Worksheet 2-1, line 12) 1. Express 1040   2. Express 1040 Enter: $178,000 if filing a joint return or qualifying widow(er), $-0- if married filing a separate return and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013, or $112,000 for all others 2. Express 1040   3. Express 1040 Subtract line 2 from line 1 3. Express 1040   4. Express 1040 Enter: $10,000 if filing a joint return or qualifying widow(er) or married filing a separate return and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year, or $15,000 for all others 4. Express 1040   5. Express 1040 Divide line 3 by line 4 and enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least three places). Express 1040 If the result is 1. Express 1040 000 or more, enter 1. Express 1040 000 5. Express 1040   6. Express 1040 Enter the lesser of: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), or Your taxable compensation 6. Express 1040   7. Express 1040 Multiply line 5 by line 6 7. Express 1040   8. Express 1040 Subtract line 7 from line 6. Express 1040 Round the result up to the nearest $10. Express 1040 If the result is less than $200, enter $200 8. Express 1040   9. Express 1040 Enter contributions for the year to other IRAs 9. Express 1040   10. Express 1040 Subtract line 9 from line 6 10. Express 1040   11. Express 1040 Enter the lesser of line 8 or line 10. Express 1040 This is your reduced Roth IRA contribution limit 11. Express 1040      Round your reduced contribution limit up to the nearest $10. Express 1040 If your reduced contribution limit is more than $0, but less than $200, increase the limit to $200. Express 1040 Example. Express 1040 You are a 45-year-old, single individual with taxable compensation of $113,000. Express 1040 You want to make the maximum allowable contribution to your Roth IRA for 2013. Express 1040 Your modified AGI for 2013 is $113,000. Express 1040 You have not contributed to any traditional IRA, so the maximum contribution limit before the modified AGI reduction is $5,500. Express 1040 You figure your reduced Roth IRA contribution of $5,140 as shown on Worksheet 2-2. Express 1040 Example—Illustrated, later. Express 1040   Worksheet 2-2. Express 1040 Example—Illustrated Before using this worksheet, check Table 2-1, earlier, to determine whether or not your Roth IRA contribution limit is reduced. Express 1040 If it is, use this worksheet to determine how much it is reduced. Express 1040 1. Express 1040 Enter your modified AGI for Roth IRA purposes (Worksheet 2-1, line 12) 1. Express 1040 113,000 2. Express 1040 Enter: $178,000 if filing a joint return or qualifying widow(er), $-0- if married filing a separate return and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013, or $112,000 for all others 2. Express 1040 112,000 3. Express 1040 Subtract line 2 from line 1 3. Express 1040 1,000 4. Express 1040 Enter: $10,000 if filing a joint return or qualifying widow(er) or married filing a separate return and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year, or $15,000 for all others 4. Express 1040 15,000 5. Express 1040 Divide line 3 by line 4 and enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least three places). Express 1040 If the result is 1. Express 1040 000 or more, enter 1. Express 1040 000 5. Express 1040 . Express 1040 067 6. Express 1040 Enter the lesser of: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), or Your taxable compensation 6. Express 1040 5,500 7. Express 1040 Multiply line 5 by line 6 7. Express 1040 369 8. Express 1040 Subtract line 7 from line 6. Express 1040 Round the result up to the nearest $10. Express 1040 If the result is less than $200, enter $200 8. Express 1040 5,140 9. Express 1040 Enter contributions for the year to other IRAs 9. Express 1040 0 10. Express 1040 Subtract line 9 from line 6 10. Express 1040 5,500 11. Express 1040 Enter the lesser of line 8 or line 10. Express 1040 This is your reduced Roth IRA contribution limit 11. Express 1040 5,140 When Can You Make Contributions? You can make contributions to a Roth IRA for a year at any time during the year or by the due date of your return for that year (not including extensions). Express 1040 You can make contributions for 2013 by the due date (not including extensions) for filing your 2013 tax return. Express 1040 This means that most people can make contributions for 2013 by April 15, 2014. Express 1040 What if You Contribute Too Much? A 6% excise tax applies to any excess contribution to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 Excess contributions. Express 1040   These are the contributions to your Roth IRAs for a year that equal the total of: Amounts contributed for the tax year to your Roth IRAs (other than amounts properly and timely rolled over from a Roth IRA or properly converted from a traditional IRA or rolled over from a qualified retirement plan, as described later) that are more than your contribution limit for the year (explained earlier under How Much Can Be Contributed? ), plus Any excess contributions for the preceding year, reduced by the total of: Any distributions out of your Roth IRAs for the year, plus Your contribution limit for the year minus your contributions to all your IRAs for the year. Express 1040 Withdrawal of excess contributions. Express 1040   For purposes of determining excess contributions, any contribution that is withdrawn on or before the due date (including extensions) for filing your tax return for the year is treated as an amount not contributed. Express 1040 This treatment only applies if any earnings on the contributions are also withdrawn. Express 1040 The earnings are considered earned and received in the year the excess contribution was made. Express 1040   If you timely filed your 2013 tax return without withdrawing a contribution that you made in 2013, you can still have the contribution returned to you within 6 months of the due date of your 2013 tax return, excluding extensions. Express 1040 If you do, file an amended return with “Filed pursuant to section 301. Express 1040 9100-2” written at the top. Express 1040 Report any related earnings on the amended return and include an explanation of the withdrawal. Express 1040 Make any other necessary changes on the amended return. Express 1040 Applying excess contributions. Express 1040    If contributions to your Roth IRA for a year were more than the limit, you can apply the excess contribution in one year to a later year if the contributions for that later year are less than the maximum allowed for that year. Express 1040 Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA? You may be able to convert amounts from either a traditional, SEP, or SIMPLE IRA into a Roth IRA. Express 1040 You may be able to roll over amounts from a qualified retirement plan to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 You may be able to recharacterize contributions made to one IRA as having been made directly to a different IRA. Express 1040 You can roll amounts over from a designated Roth account or from one Roth IRA to another Roth IRA. Express 1040 Conversions You can convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 The conversion is treated as a rollover, regardless of the conversion method used. Express 1040 Most of the rules for rollovers, described in chapter 1 under Rollover From One IRA Into Another , apply to these rollovers. Express 1040 However, the 1-year waiting period does not apply. Express 1040 Conversion methods. Express 1040   You can convert amounts from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in any of the following three ways. Express 1040 Rollover. Express 1040 You can receive a distribution from a traditional IRA and roll it over (contribute it) to a Roth IRA within 60 days after the distribution. Express 1040 Trustee-to-trustee transfer. Express 1040 You can direct the trustee of the traditional IRA to transfer an amount from the traditional IRA to the trustee of the Roth IRA. Express 1040 Same trustee transfer. Express 1040 If the trustee of the traditional IRA also maintains the Roth IRA, you can direct the trustee to transfer an amount from the traditional IRA to the Roth IRA. Express 1040 Same trustee. Express 1040   Conversions made with the same trustee can be made by redesignating the traditional IRA as a Roth IRA, rather than opening a new account or issuing a new contract. Express 1040 Income. Express 1040   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. Express 1040 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. Express 1040 If you must include any amount in your gross income, you may have to increase your withholding or make estimated tax payments. Express 1040 See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Express 1040 More information. Express 1040   For more information on conversions, see Converting From Any Traditional IRA Into a Roth IRA in chapter 1. Express 1040 Rollover From Employer's Plan Into a Roth IRA You can roll over into a Roth 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 (including a 401(k) plan); Annuity plan; Tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan); or Governmental deferred compensation plan (section 457 plan). Express 1040 Any amount rolled over is subject to the same rules for converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. Express 1040 See Converting From Any Traditional IRA Into a Roth IRA in chapter 1. Express 1040 Also, the rollover contribution must meet the rollover requirements that apply to the specific type of retirement plan. Express 1040 Rollover methods. Express 1040   You can roll over amounts from a qualified retirement plan to a Roth IRA in one of the following ways. Express 1040 Rollover. Express 1040 You can receive a distribution from a qualified retirement plan and roll it over (contribute) to a Roth IRA within 60 days after the distribution. Express 1040 Since the distribution is paid directly to you, the payer generally must withhold 20% of it. Express 1040 Direct rollover option. Express 1040 Your employer's qualified plan must give you the option to have any part of an eligible rollover distribution paid directly to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 Generally, no tax is withheld from any part of the designated distribution that is directly paid to the trustee of the Roth IRA. Express 1040 Rollover by nonspouse beneficiary. Express 1040   If you are a designated beneficiary (other than a surviving spouse) of a deceased employee, you can roll over all or part of an eligible rollover distribution from one of the types of plans listed above into a Roth IRA. Express 1040 You must make the rollover by a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer into an inherited Roth IRA. Express 1040   You will determine your required minimum distributions in years after you make the rollover based on whether the employee died before his or her required beginning date for taking distributions from the plan. Express 1040 For more information, see Distributions after the employee’s death under Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. Express 1040 Income. Express 1040   You must include in your gross income distributions from a qualified retirement plan that you would have had to include in income if you had not rolled them over into a Roth IRA. Express 1040 You do not include in gross income any part of a distribution from a qualified retirement plan that is a return of contributions (after-tax contributions) to the plan that were taxable to you when paid. Express 1040 These amounts are normally included in income on your return for the year of the rollover from the qualified employer plan to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 If you must include any amount in your gross income, you may have to increase your withholding or make estimated tax payments. Express 1040 See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Express 1040 For more information on eligible rollover distributions from qualified retirement plans and withholding, see Rollover From Employer's Plan Into an IRA in chapter 1. Express 1040 Military Death Gratuities and Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Payments If you received a military death gratuity or SGLI payment with respect to a death from injury that occurred after October 6, 2001, you can contribute (roll over) all or part of the amount received to your Roth IRA. Express 1040 The contribution is treated as a qualified rollover contribution. Express 1040 The amount you can roll over to your Roth IRA cannot exceed the total amount that you received reduced by any part of that amount that was contributed to a Coverdell ESA or another Roth IRA. Express 1040 Any military death gratuity or SGLI payment contributed to a Roth IRA is disregarded for purposes of the 1-year waiting period between rollovers. Express 1040 The rollover must be completed before the end of the 1-year period beginning on the date you received the payment. Express 1040 The amount contributed to your Roth IRA is treated as part of your cost basis (investment in the contract) in the Roth IRA that is not taxable when distributed. Express 1040 Rollover From a Roth IRA You can withdraw, tax free, all or part of the assets from one Roth IRA if you contribute them within 60 days to another Roth IRA. Express 1040 Most of the rules for rollovers, described in chapter 1 under Rollover From One IRA Into Another , apply to these rollovers. Express 1040 However, rollovers from retirement plans other than Roth IRAs are disregarded for purposes of the 1-year waiting period between rollovers. Express 1040 A rollover from a Roth IRA to an employer retirement plan is not allowed. Express 1040 A rollover from a designated Roth account can only be made to another designated Roth account or to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 If you roll over an amount from one Roth IRA to another Roth IRA, the 5-year period used to determine qualified distributions does not change. Express 1040 The 5-year period begins with the first taxable year for which the contribution was made to the initial Roth IRA. Express 1040 See What are Qualified Distributions , later. Express 1040 Rollover of Exxon Valdez Settlement Income If you are a qualified taxpayer (defined in chapter 1, earlier) and you received qualified settlement income (defined in chapter 1, earlier), you can contribute all or part of the amount received to an eligible retirement plan which includes a Roth IRA. Express 1040 The rules for contributing qualified settlement income to a Roth IRA are the same as the rules for contributing qualified settlement income to a traditional IRA with the following exception. Express 1040 Qualified settlement income that is contributed to a Roth IRA, or to a designated Roth account, will be: Included in your taxable income for the year the qualified settlement income was received, and Treated as part of your cost basis (investment in the contract) in the Roth IRA that is not taxable when distributed. Express 1040 For more information, see Rollover of Exxon Valdez Settlement Income in chapter 1. Express 1040 Rollover of Airline Payments If you are a qualified airline employee (defined next), you may contribute any portion of an airline payment (defined below) you receive to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 The contribution must be made within 180 days from the date you received the payment. Express 1040 The contribution will be treated as a qualified rollover contribution. Express 1040 The rollover contribution is included in income to the extent it would be included in income if it were not part of the rollover contribution. Express 1040 Also, any reduction in the airline payment amount on account of employment taxes shall be disregarded when figuring the amount you can contribute to your Roth IRA. Express 1040 Qualified airline employee. Express 1040    A current or former employee of a commercial airline carrier who was a participant in a qualified defined benefit plan maintained by the carrier which was terminated or became subject to restrictions under Section 402(b) of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Express 1040 These provisions also apply to surviving spouses of qualified airline employees. Express 1040 Airline payment. Express 1040    An airline payment is any payment of money or other property that is paid to a qualified airline employee from a commercial airline carrier. Express 1040 The payment also must be made both: Under the approval of an order of federal bankruptcy court in a case filed after September 11, 2001, and before January 1, 2007, and In respect of the qualified airline employee’s interest in a bankruptcy claim against the airline carrier, any note of the carrier (or amount paid in lieu of a note being issued), or any other fixed obligation of the carrier to pay a lump sum amount. Express 1040 Any reduction in the airline payment amount on account of employment taxes shall be disregarded when figuring the amount you can roll over to your traditional IRA. Express 1040 Also, an airline payment shall not include any amount payable on the basis of the airline carrier’s future earnings or profits. Express 1040 Are Distributions Taxable? You do not include in your gross income qualified distributions or distributions that are a return of your regular contributions from your Roth IRA(s). Express 1040 You also do not include distributions from your Roth IRA that you roll over tax free into another Roth IRA. Express 1040 You may have to include part of other distributions in your income. Express 1040 See Ordering Rules for Distributions , later. Express 1040 Basis of distributed property. Express 1040   The basis of property distributed from a Roth IRA is its fair market value (FMV) on the date of distribution, whether or not the distribution is a qualified distribution. Express 1040 Withdrawals of contributions by due date. Express 1040   If you withdraw contributions (including any net earnings on the contributions) by the due date of your return for the year in which you made the contribution, the contributions are treated as if you never made them. Express 1040 If you have an extension of time to file your return, you can withdraw the contributions and earnings by the extended due date. Express 1040 The withdrawal of contributions is tax free, but you must include the earnings on the contributions in income for the year in which you made the contributions. Express 1040 What Are Qualified Distributions? A qualified distribution is any payment or distribution from your Roth IRA that meets the following requirements. Express 1040 It is made after the 5-year period beginning with the first taxable year for which a contribution was made to a Roth IRA set up for your benefit, and The payment or distribution is: Made on or after the date you reach age 59½, Made because you are disabled (defined earlier), Made to a beneficiary or to your estate after your death, or One that meets the requirements listed under First home under Exceptions in chapter 1 (up to a $10,000 lifetime limit). Express 1040 Additional Tax on Early Distributions If you receive a distribution that is not a qualified distribution, you may have to pay the 10% additional tax on early distributions as explained in the following paragraphs. Express 1040 Distributions of conversion and certain rollover contributions within 5-year period. Express 1040   If, within the 5-year period starting with the first day of your tax year in which you convert an amount from a traditional IRA or rollover an amount from a qualified retirement plan to a Roth IRA, you take a distribution from a Roth IRA, you may have to pay the 10% additional tax on early distributions. Express 1040 You generally must pay the 10% additional tax on any amount attributable to the part of the amount converted or rolled over (the conversion or rollover contribution) that you had to include in income (recapture amount). Express 1040 A separate 5-year period applies to each conversion and rollover. Express 1040 See Ordering Rules for Distributions , later, to determine the recapture amount, if any. Express 1040   The 5-year period used for determining whether the 10% early distribution tax applies to a distribution from a conversion or rollover contribution is separately determined for each conversion and rollover, and is not necessarily the same as the 5-year period used for determining whether a distribution is a qualified distribution. Express 1040 See What Are Qualified Distributions , earlier. Express 1040   For example, if a calendar-year taxpayer makes a conversion contribution on February 25, 2013, and makes a regular contribution for 2012 on the same date, the 5-year period for the conversion begins January 1, 2013, while the 5-year period for the regular contribution begins on January 1, 2012. Express 1040   Unless one of the exceptions listed later applies, you must pay the additional tax on the portion of the distribution attributable to the part of the conversion or rollover contribution that you had to include in income because of the conversion or rollover. Express 1040   You must pay the 10% additional tax in the year of the distribution, even if you had included the conversion or rollover contribution in an earlier year. Express 1040 You also must pay the additional tax on any portion of the distribution attributable to earnings on contributions. Express 1040 Other early distributions. Express 1040   Unless one of the exceptions listed below applies, you must pay the 10% additional tax on the taxable part of any distributions that are not qualified distributions. Express 1040 Exceptions. Express 1040   You may not have to pay the 10% additional tax in the following situations. Express 1040 You have reached age 59½. Express 1040 You are totally and permanently disabled. Express 1040 You are the beneficiary of a deceased IRA owner. Express 1040 You use the distribution to buy, build, or rebuild a first home. Express 1040 The distributions are part of a series of substantially equal payments. Express 1040 You have unreimbursed medical expenses that are more than 10% (or 7. Express 1040 5% if you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949) of your adjusted gross income (defined earlier) for the year. Express 1040 You are paying medical insurance premiums during a period of unemployment. Express 1040 The distributions are not more than your qualified higher education expenses. Express 1040 The distribution is due to an IRS levy of the qualified plan. Express 1040 The distribution is a qualified reservist distribution. Express 1040 Most of these exceptions are discussed earlier in chapter 1 under Early Distributions . Express 1040 Please click here for the text description of the image. Express 1040 Is Roth Distributions a Qualified Distribution? Ordering Rules for Distributions If you receive a distribution from your Roth IRA that is not a qualified distribution, part of it may be taxable. Express 1040 There is a set order in which contributions (including conversion contributions and rollover contributions from qualified retirement plans) and earnings are considered to be distributed from your Roth IRA. Express 1040 For these purposes, disregard the withdrawal of excess contributions and the earnings on them (discussed earlier under What if You Contribute Too Much ). Express 1040 Order the distributions as follows. Express 1040 Regular contributions. Express 1040 Conversion and rollover contributions, on a first-in, first-out basis (generally, total conversions and rollovers from the earliest year first). Express 1040 See Aggregation (grouping and adding) rules, later. Express 1040 Take these conversion and rollover contributions into account as follows: Taxable portion (the amount required to be included in gross income because of the conversion or rollover) first, and then the Nontaxable portion. Express 1040 Earnings on contributions. Express 1040 Disregard rollover contributions from other Roth IRAs for this purpose. Express 1040 Aggregation (grouping and adding) rules. Express 1040   Determine the taxable amounts distributed (withdrawn), distributions, and contributions by grouping and adding them together as follows. Express 1040 Add all distributions from all your Roth IRAs during the year together. Express 1040 Add all regular contributions made for the year (including contributions made after the close of the year, but before the due date of your return) together. Express 1040 Add this total to the total undistributed regular contributions made in prior years. Express 1040 Add all conversion and rollover contributions made during the year together. Express 1040 For purposes of the ordering rules, in the case of any conversion or rollover in which the conversion or rollover distribution is made in 2013 and the conversion or rollover contribution is made in 2014, treat the conversion or rollover contribution as contributed before any other conversion or rollover contributions made in 2014. Express 1040 Add any recharacterized contributions that end up in a Roth IRA to the appropriate contribution group for the year that the original contribution would have been taken into account if it had been made directly to the Roth IRA. Express 1040   Disregard any recharacterized contribution that ends up in an IRA other than a Roth IRA for the purpose of grouping (aggregating) both contributions and distributions. Express 1040 Also disregard any amount withdrawn to correct an excess contribution (including the earnings withdrawn) for this purpose. Express 1040 Example. Express 1040 On October 15, 2009, Justin converted all $80,000 in his traditional IRA to his Roth IRA. Express 1040 His Forms 8606 from prior years show that $20,000 of the amount converted is his basis. Express 1040 Justin included $60,000 ($80,000 − $20,000) in his gross income. Express 1040 On February 23, 2013, Justin made a regular contribution of $5,000 to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 On November 8, 2013, at age 60, Justin took a $7,000 distribution from his Roth IRA. Express 1040 The first $5,000 of the distribution is a return of Justin's regular contribution and is not includible in his income. Express 1040 The next $2,000 of the distribution is not includible in income because it was included previously. Express 1040 Figuring your recapture amount. Express 1040   If you had an early distribution from your Roth IRAs in 2013, you must allocate the early distribution by using the Recapture Amount—Allocation Chart, later. Express 1040 Recapture Amount—Allocation Chart Enter the amount from your 2013 Form 8606, line 19   Before you begin: You will need your prior year Form(s) 8606 and income tax return(s) if you entered an amount on any line(s) as indicated below. Express 1040   You will now allocate the amount you entered above (2013 Form 8606, line 19) in the order shown, to the amounts on the lines listed below (to the extent a prior year distribution was not allocable to the amount). Express 1040 The maximum amount you can enter on each line below is the amount entered on the referenced lines of the form for that year. Express 1040 Note. Express 1040 Once you have allocated the full amount from your 2013 Form 8606, line 19, STOP. Express 1040 See the Example , earlier. Express 1040 Tax Year Your Form 2013 Form 8606, line 20   Form 8606, line 22   1998 Form 8606, line 16   Form 8606, line 15   1999 Form 8606, line 16   Form 8606, line 15   2000 Form 8606, line 16   Form 8606, line 15   2001 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2002 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2003 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2004 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2005 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2006 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2007 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2008 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2009 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2010 Form 8606, lines 18 and 23   Form 8606, lines 17 and 22   2011 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2012 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2013 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2013 Form 8606, line 25       *Only include those amounts rolled over to a Roth IRA. Express 1040  **Only include any contributions (usually Form 1099-R, box 5) that were taxable to you when made and rolled over to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 Amount to include on Form 5329, line 1. Express 1040   Include on line 1 of your 2013 Form 5329 the following four amounts from the Recapture Amount—Allocation Chart that you filled out. Express 1040 The amount you allocated to line 20 of your 2013 Form 8606. Express 1040 The amount(s) allocated to your 2009 through 2013 Forms 8606, line 18, and your 2010 Form 8606, line 23. Express 1040 The amount(s) allocated to your 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Forms 1040, line 16b; Forms 1040A, line 12b; and Forms 1040NR, line 17b. Express 1040 The amount from your 2013 Form 8606, line 25. Express 1040   Also, include any amount you allocated to line 20 of your 2013 Form 8606 on your 2013 Form 5329, line 2, and enter exception number 09. Express 1040 Example. Express 1040 Ishmael, age 32, opened a Roth IRA in 2000. Express 1040 He made the maximum contributions to it every year. Express 1040 In addition, he made the following transactions into his Roth IRA. Express 1040 In 2005, he converted $10,000 from his traditional IRA into his Roth IRA. Express 1040 He filled out a 2005 Form 8606 and attached it with his 2005 Form 1040. Express 1040 He entered $0 on line 17 of Form 8606 because he took a deduction for all the contributions to the traditional IRA, therefore he has no basis. Express 1040 He entered $10,000 on line 18 of Form 8606. Express 1040 In 2011, he rolled over the entire balance of his qualified retirement plan, $20,000, into a Roth IRA when he changed jobs. Express 1040 He used a 2011 Form 1040 to file his taxes. Express 1040 He entered $20,000 on line 16a of Form 1040 because that was the amount reported in box 1 of his 2011 Form 1099-R. Express 1040 Box 5 of his 2011 Form 1099-R reported $0 since he did not make any after-tax contributions to the qualified retirement plan. Express 1040 He entered $20,000 on line 16b of Form 1040 since that is the taxable amount that was rolled over in 2011. Express 1040 The total balance in his Roth IRA as of January 1, 2013 was $105,000 ($50,000 in contributions from 2000 through 2012 + $10,000 from the 2005 conversion + $20,000 from the 2011 rollover + $25,000 from earnings). Express 1040 He has not taken any early distribution from his Roth IRA before 2013. Express 1040 In 2013, he made the maximum contribution of $5,500 to his Roth IRA. Express 1040 In August of 2013, he took a $85,500 early distribution from his Roth IRA to use as a down payment on the purchase of his first home. Express 1040 See his filled out Illustrated Recapture Amount—Allocation Chart, later, to see how he allocated the amounts from the above transactions. Express 1040 Based on his allocation, he would enter $20,000 on his 2013 Form 5329, line 1 (see Amount to include on Form 5329, line 1 , above). Express 1040 He should also report $10,000 on his 2013 Form 5329, line 2, and enter exception 09 since that amount is not subject to the 10% additional tax on early distributions. Express 1040 Illustrated Recapture Amount—Allocation Chart Enter the amount from your 2013 Form 8606, line 19 $85,500 Before you begin: You will need your prior year Form(s) 8606 and income tax return(s) if you entered an amount on any line(s) as indicated below. Express 1040   You will now allocate the amount you entered above (2013 Form 8606, line 19) in the order shown, to the amounts on the lines listed below (to the extent a prior year distribution was not allocable to the amount). Express 1040 The maximum amount you can enter on each line below is the amount entered on the referenced lines of the form for that year. Express 1040 Note. Express 1040 Once you have allocated the full amount from your 2013 Form 8606, line 19, STOP. Express 1040 See the Example , earlier. Express 1040 Tax Year Your Form 2013 Form 8606, line 20 $10,000 Form 8606, line 22 $55,500 1998 Form 8606, line 16   Form 8606, line 15   1999 Form 8606, line 16   Form 8606, line 15   2000 Form 8606, line 16   Form 8606, line 15   2001 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2002 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2003 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2004 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2005 Form 8606, line 18 $10,000 Form 8606, line 17 $-0- 2006 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2007 Form 8606, line 18   Form 8606, line 17   2008 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2009 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2010 Form 8606, lines 18 and 23   Form 8606, lines 17 and 22   2011 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b* $10,000 Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2012 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2013 Form 8606, line 18  and  Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b*   Form 8606, line 17  and  Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a**   2013 Form 8606, line 25       *Only include those amounts rolled over to a Roth IRA. Express 1040  **Only include any contributions (usually Form 1099-R, box 5) that were taxable to you when made and rolled over to a Roth IRA. Express 1040 How Do You Figure the Taxable Part? To figure the taxable part of a distribution that is not a qualified distribution, complete Form 8606, Part III. Express 1040 Must You Withdraw or Use Assets? You are not required to take distributions from your Roth IRA at any age. Express 1040 The minimum distribution rules that apply to traditional IRAs do not apply to Roth IRAs while the owner is alive. Express 1040 However, after the death of a Roth IRA owner, certain of the minimum distribution rules that apply to traditional IRAs also apply to Roth IRAs as explained later under Distributions After Owner's Death . Express 1040 Minimum distributions. Express 1040   You cannot use your Roth IRA to satisfy minimum distribution requirements for your traditional IRA. Express 1040 Nor can you use distributions from traditional IRAs for required distributions from Roth IRAs. Express 1040 See Distributions to beneficiaries , later. Express 1040 Recognizing Losses on Investments If you have a loss on your Roth IRA investment, you can recognize the loss on your income tax return, but only when all the amounts in all of your Roth IRA accounts have been distributed to you and the total distributions are less than your unrecovered basis. Express 1040 Your basis is the total amount of contributions in your Roth IRAs. Express 1040 You claim the loss as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit that applies to certain miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Express 1040 Any such losses are added back to taxable income for purposes of calculating the alternative minimum tax. Express 1040 Distributions After Owner's Death If a Roth IRA owner dies, the minimum distribution rules that apply to traditional IRAs apply to Roth IRAs as though the Roth IRA owner died before his or her required beginning date. Express 1040 See When Can You Withdraw or Use Assets? in chapter 1. Express 1040 Distributions to beneficiaries. Express 1040   Generally, the entire interest in the Roth IRA must be distributed by the end of the fifth calendar year after the year of the owner's death unless the interest is payable to a designated beneficiary over the life or life expectancy of the designated beneficiary. Express 1040 (See When Must You Withdraw Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) in chapter 1. Express 1040 )   If paid as an annuity, the entire interest must be payable over a period not greater than the designated beneficiary's life expectancy and distributions must begin before the end of the calendar year following the year of death. Express 1040 Distributions from another Roth IRA cannot be substituted for these distributions unless the other Roth IRA was inherited from the same decedent. Express 1040   If the sole beneficiary is the spouse, he or she can either delay distributions until the decedent would have reached age 70½ or treat the Roth IRA as his or her own. Express 1040 Combining with other Roth IRAs. Express 1040   A beneficiary can combine an inherited Roth IRA with another Roth IRA maintained by the beneficiary only if the beneficiary either: Inherited the other Roth IRA from the same decedent, or Was the spouse of the decedent and the sole beneficiary of the Roth IRA and elects to treat it as his or her own IRA. Express 1040 Distributions that are not qualified distributions. Express 1040   If a distribution to a beneficiary is not a qualified distribution, it is generally includible in the beneficiary's gross income in the same manner as it would have been included in the owner's income had it been distributed to the IRA owner when he or she was alive. Express 1040   If the owner of a Roth IRA dies before the end of: The 5-year period beginning with the first taxable year for which a contribution was made to a Roth IRA set up for the owner's benefit, or The 5-year period starting with the year of a conversion contribution from a traditional IRA or a rollover from a qualified retirement plan to a Roth IRA, each type of contribution is divided among multiple beneficiaries according to the pro-rata share of each. Express 1040 See Ordering Rules for Distributions , earlier in this chapter under Are Distributions Taxable. Express 1040 Example. Express 1040 When Ms. Express 1040 Hibbard died in 2013, her Roth IRA contained regular contributions of $4,000, a conversion contribution of $10,000 that was made in 2009, and earnings of $2,000. Express 1040 No distributions had been made from her IRA. Express 1040 She had no basis in the conversion contribution in 2009. Express 1040 When she established this Roth IRA (her first) in 2009, she named each of her four children as equal beneficiaries. Express 1040 Each child will receive one-fourth of each type of contribution and one-fourth of the earnings. Express 1040 An immediate distribution of $4,000 to each child will be treated as $1,000 from regular contributions, $2,500 from conversion contributions, and $500 from earnings. Express 1040 In this case, because the distributions are made before the end of the applicable 5-year period for a qualified distribution, each beneficiary includes $500 in income for 2013. Express 1040 The 10% additional tax on early distributions does not apply because the distribution was made to the beneficiaries as a result of the death of the IRA owner. Express 1040 If distributions from an inherited Roth IRA are less than the required minimum distribution for the year, discussed in chapter 1 under When Must You Withdraw Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions), you may have to pay a 50% excise tax for that year on the amount not distributed as required. Express 1040 For the tax on excess accumulations (insufficient distributions), see Excess Accumulations (Insufficient Distributions) under What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? in chapter 1. Express 1040 If this applies to you, substitute “Roth IRA” for “traditional IRA” in that discussion. Express 1040 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the release of IRS2Go 4.0, an update to its smartphone application featuring new added features available in both English and Spanish.

The redesigned IRS2Go provides new features for taxpayers to access the latest information to help them in the preparation of their tax returns. In this version, IRS2Go highlights the addition of an innovative new refund status tracker, providing taxpayers an easy-to-use feature to follow their tax return throughout the process.

 “The new version of IRS2Go provides taxpayers another way to quickly get information and help around the clock,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “The IRS is focused on providing taxpayers with convenient self-service tools like IRS2Go, which provides details on everything from tax refunds to free tax assistance.”

There have been about 3.5 million downloads of IRS2Go since its inception in 2011. iPhone and iPod Touch users can update or download the free IRS2Go application by visiting the iTunes App Store. Android users can visit Google Play to download the free IRS2Go app.

The newest version of the free mobile app offers a number of safe and secure ways for taxpayers to access other popular tools and the most up-to-date tax information, including:

  • Refund Status. Taxpayers can check the status of their federal tax refund through IRS2Go. People simply enter their Social Security number, which will be masked and encrypted for security purposes, then select their filing status and enter the amount of their anticipated refund for their 2013 tax return. A new refund status tracker has been added so that taxpayers can follow their tax return throughout the process. Users can check their refund status 24 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of an e-filed return, or four weeks after mailing a paper return. The IRS reminds taxpayers the tool is updated just once a day, usually overnight, so there is no reason to check more than once a day.

  • Free Tax Prep Providers. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. This brand new tool on IRS2Go will help taxpayers find the nearest VITA site to their home by simply entering their zip code and selecting a mileage range. By clicking on the directions button within the results, the maps application on the device will load with the address, making it easy to navigate to your desired location.

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The Express 1040

Express 1040 Publication 530 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Express 1040 Tax questions. Express 1040 Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Simplified method for business use of home deduction. Express 1040  The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. Express 1040 For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule C (Form 1040). Express 1040 Reminders Future developments. Express 1040  For the latest information about developments related to Publication 530, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Express 1040 irs. Express 1040 gov/pub530. Express 1040 Residential energy credits. Express 1040  You may be able to take a credit if you made energy saving improvements to your home located in the United States in 2013. Express 1040 See Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits, for more information. Express 1040 Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Express 1040  If you benefit from Pay-for-Performance Success Payments, the payments are not taxable under HAMP. Express 1040 Hardest Hit Fund and Emergency Homeowners' Loan Programs. Express 1040  If you are a homeowner who received assistance under a State Housing Finance Agency Hardest Hit Fund program or an Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program, you may be able to deduct all of the payments you made on your mortgage during the year. Express 1040 For details, see Hardest Hit Fund and Emergency Homeowners' Loan Programs under What You Can and Cannot Deduct, later. Express 1040 Mortgage debt forgiveness. Express 1040  You can exclude from gross income any discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness made after 2006 and before 2014. Express 1040 You must reduce the basis of your principal residence (but not below zero) by the amount you exclude. Express 1040 See Discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness , later, and Form 982, Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (and Section 1082 Basis Adjustment), for more information. Express 1040 Repayment of first-time homebuyer credit. Express 1040  Generally, you must repay any credit you claimed for a home you bought if you disposed of the home or it ceased to be your main home in 2013. Express 1040 If you bought the home in 2008 and you owned and used it as your main home for all of 2013, you generally must continue repaying the credit with your 2013 tax return, but you do not have to attach Form 5405, Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. Express 1040 See Form 5405 and its instructions for details and for exceptions to the repayment rule. Express 1040 Photographs of missing children. Express 1040  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Express 1040 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Express 1040 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. Express 1040 Introduction This publication provides tax information for homeowners. Express 1040 Your home may be a house, condominium, cooperative apartment, mobile home, houseboat, or house trailer that contains sleeping space and toilet and cooking facilities. Express 1040 The following topics are explained. Express 1040 How you treat items such as settlement and closing costs, real estate taxes, sales taxes, home mortgage interest, and repairs. Express 1040 What you can and cannot deduct on your tax return. Express 1040 The tax credit you can claim if you received a mortgage credit certificate when you bought your home. Express 1040 Why you should keep track of adjustments to the basis of your home. Express 1040 (Your home's basis generally is what it cost; adjustments include the cost of any improvements you might make. Express 1040 ) What records you should keep as proof of the basis and adjusted basis. Express 1040 Comments and suggestions. Express 1040   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Express 1040   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Express 1040 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Express 1040 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Express 1040   You can send your comments from www. Express 1040 irs. Express 1040 gov/formspubs/. 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