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Income tax filing extension 17. Income tax filing extension   Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Table of Contents What's New Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Traditional IRAsWho Can Open a Traditional IRA? When and How Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened? How Much Can Be Contributed? When Can Contributions Be Made? How Much Can You Deduct? Nondeductible Contributions Inherited IRAs Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? When Can You Withdraw or Use IRA Assets? When Must You Withdraw IRA Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) Are Distributions Taxable? What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? Roth IRAsWhat Is a Roth IRA? When Can a Roth IRA Be Opened? Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA? Are Distributions Taxable? What's New Traditional IRA contribution and deduction limit. Income tax filing extension  The contribution limit to your traditional IRA for 2013 will be increased to the smaller of the following amounts: $5,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. Income tax filing extension If you were age 50 or older before 2014, the most that can be contributed to your traditional IRA for 2013 will be the smaller of the following amounts: $6,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. Income tax filing extension For more information, see How Much Can Be Contributed? later. Income tax filing extension Roth IRA contribution limit. Income tax filing extension  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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension However, if your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is above a certain amount, your contribution limit may be reduced. Income tax filing extension For more information, see How Much Can Be Contributed? under Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? later. Income tax filing extension Modified AGI limit for traditional IRA contributions increased. Income tax filing extension  For 2013, if you were covered by a retirement plan at work, your deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA is reduced (phased out) if your modified AGI is: More than $95,000 but less than $115,000 for a married couple filing a joint return or a qualifying widow(er), More than $59,000 but less than $69,000 for a single individual or head of household, or Less than $10,000 for a married individual filing a separate return. Income tax filing extension If you either lived with your spouse or file a joint return, and your spouse was covered by a retirement plan at work, but you were not, your deduction is phased out if your modified AGI is more than $178,000 but less than $188,000. Income tax filing extension If your modified AGI is $188,000 or more, you cannot take a deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension See How Much Can You Deduct , later. Income tax filing extension Modified AGI limit for Roth IRA contributions increased. Income tax filing extension  For 2013, your Roth IRA contribution limit is reduced (phased out) in the following situations. Income tax filing extension Your filing status is married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and your modified AGI is at least $178,000. Income tax filing extension You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $188,000 or more. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $127,000 or more. Income tax filing extension 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-. Income tax filing extension You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $10,000 or more. Income tax filing extension See Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA , later. Income tax filing extension Net Investment Income Tax. Income tax filing extension   For purposes of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), net investment income does not include distributions from a qualified retirement plan including IRAs (for example; 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 408, 408A, or 457(b) plans). Income tax filing extension However, these distributions are taken into account when determining the modified adjusted gross income threshold. Income tax filing extension Distributions from a nonqualified retirement plan are included in net investment income. Income tax filing extension See Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax - Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, and its instructions for more information. Income tax filing extension Name change. Income tax filing extension  All spousal IRAs have been renamed Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRAs. Income tax filing extension There are no changes to the rules regarding these IRAs. Income tax filing extension See Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA Limit , later, for more information. Income tax filing extension Reminders 2014 limits. Income tax filing extension   You can find information about the 2014 contribution and AGI limits in Publication 590. Income tax filing extension Contributions to both traditional and Roth IRAs. Income tax filing extension   For information on your combined contribution limit if you contribute to both traditional and Roth IRAs, see Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs under How Much Can Be Contributed? in Roth IRAs, later. Income tax filing extension Statement of required minimum distribution. Income tax filing extension  If a minimum distribution from your IRA is required, the trustee, custodian, or issuer that held the IRA at the end of the preceding year must either report the amount of the required minimum distribution to you, or offer to calculate it for you. Income tax filing extension The report or offer must include the date by which the amount must be distributed. Income tax filing extension The report is due January 31 of the year in which the minimum distribution is required. Income tax filing extension It can be provided with the year-end fair market value statement that you normally get each year. Income tax filing extension No report is required for IRAs of owners who have died. Income tax filing extension IRA interest. Income tax filing extension  Although interest earned from your IRA is generally not taxed in the year earned, it is not tax-exempt interest. Income tax filing extension Tax on your traditional IRA is generally deferred until you take a distribution. Income tax filing extension Do not report this interest on your tax return as tax-exempt interest. Income tax filing extension Form 8606. Income tax filing extension   To designate contributions as nondeductible, you must file Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs. Income tax filing extension The term “50 or older” is used several times in this chapter. Income tax filing extension It refers to an IRA owner who is age 50 or older by the end of the tax year. Income tax filing extension Introduction An individual retirement arrangement (IRA) is a personal savings plan that gives you tax advantages for setting aside money for your retirement. Income tax filing extension This chapter discusses the following topics. Income tax filing extension The rules for a traditional IRA (any IRA that is not a Roth or SIMPLE IRA). Income tax filing extension The Roth IRA, which features nondeductible contributions and tax-free distributions. Income tax filing extension Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) and Savings Incentive Match Plans for Employees (SIMPLEs) are not discussed in this chapter. Income tax filing extension For more information on these plans and employees' SEP IRAs and SIMPLE IRAs that are part of these plans, see Publications 560 and 590. Income tax filing extension For information about contributions, deductions, withdrawals, transfers, rollovers, and other transactions, see Publication 590. Income tax filing extension Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Form (and Instructions) 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts 8606 Nondeductible IRAs Traditional IRAs In this chapter, the original IRA (sometimes called an ordinary or regular IRA) is referred to as a “traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension ” A traditional IRA is any IRA that is not a Roth IRA or a SIMPLE IRA. Income tax filing extension Two advantages of a traditional IRA are: You may be able to deduct some or all of your contributions to it, depending on your circumstances, and Generally, amounts in your IRA, including earnings and gains, are not taxed until they are distributed. Income tax filing extension Who Can Open a Traditional IRA? You can open and make contributions to a traditional IRA if: You (or, if you file a joint return, your spouse) received taxable compensation during the year, and You were not age 70½ by the end of the year. Income tax filing extension What is compensation?   Generally, compensation is what you earn from working. Income tax filing extension Compensation includes wages, salaries, tips, professional fees, bonuses, and other amounts you receive for providing personal services. Income tax filing extension The IRS treats as compensation any amount properly shown in box 1 (Wages, tips, other compensation) of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, provided that amount is reduced by any amount properly shown in box 11 (Nonqualified plans). Income tax filing extension   Scholarship and fellowship payments are compensation for this purpose only if shown in box 1 of Form W-2. Income tax filing extension   Compensation also includes commissions and taxable alimony and separate maintenance payments. Income tax filing extension Self-employment income. Income tax filing extension   If you are self-employed (a sole proprietor or a partner), compensation is the net earnings from your trade or business (provided your personal services are a material income-producing factor) reduced by the total of: The deduction for contributions made on your behalf to retirement plans, and The deductible part of your self-employment tax. Income tax filing extension   Compensation includes earnings from self-employment even if they are not subject to self-employment tax because of your religious beliefs. Income tax filing extension Nontaxable combat pay. Income tax filing extension   For IRA purposes, if you were a member of the U. Income tax filing extension S. Income tax filing extension Armed Forces, your compensation includes any nontaxable combat pay you receive. Income tax filing extension What is not compensation?   Compensation does not include any of the following items. Income tax filing extension Earnings and profits from property, such as rental income, interest income, and dividend income. Income tax filing extension Pension or annuity income. Income tax filing extension Deferred compensation received (compensation payments postponed from a past year). Income tax filing extension Income from a partnership for which you do not provide services that are a material income-producing factor. Income tax filing extension Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments reported on Schedule SE (Form 1040), line 1b. Income tax filing extension Any amounts (other than combat pay) you exclude from income, such as foreign earned income and housing costs. Income tax filing extension When and How Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened? You can open a traditional IRA at any time. Income tax filing extension However, the time for making contributions for any year is limited. Income tax filing extension See When Can Contributions Be Made , later. Income tax filing extension You can open different kinds of IRAs with a variety of organizations. Income tax filing extension You can open an IRA at a bank or other financial institution or with a mutual fund or life insurance company. Income tax filing extension You can also open an IRA through your stockbroker. Income tax filing extension Any IRA must meet Internal Revenue Code requirements. Income tax filing extension Kinds of traditional IRAs. Income tax filing extension   Your traditional IRA can be an individual retirement account or annuity. Income tax filing extension It can be part of either a simplified employee pension (SEP) or an employer or employee association trust account. Income tax filing extension How Much Can Be Contributed? There are limits and other rules that affect the amount that can be contributed to a traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension These limits and other rules are explained below. Income tax filing extension Community property laws. Income tax filing extension   Except as discussed later under Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit , each spouse figures his or her limit separately, using his or her own compensation. Income tax filing extension This is the rule even in states with community property laws. Income tax filing extension Brokers' commissions. Income tax filing extension   Brokers' commissions paid in connection with your traditional IRA are subject to the contribution limit. Income tax filing extension Trustees' fees. Income tax filing extension   Trustees' administrative fees are not subject to the contribution limit. Income tax filing extension Qualified reservist repayments. Income tax filing extension   If you are (or were) a member of a reserve component and you were ordered or called to active duty after September 11, 2001, you may be able to contribute (repay) to an IRA amounts equal to any qualified reservist distributions you received. Income tax filing extension You can make these repayment contributions even if they would cause your total contributions to the IRA to be more than the general limit on contributions. Income tax filing extension To be eligible to make these repayment contributions, you must have received a qualified reservist distribution from an IRA or from a section 401(k) or 403(b) plan or similar arrangement. Income tax filing extension   For more information, see Qualified reservist repayments under How Much Can Be Contributed? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Income tax filing extension Contributions on your behalf to a traditional IRA reduce your limit for contributions to a Roth IRA. Income tax filing extension (See Roth IRAs, later. Income tax filing extension ) General limit. Income tax filing extension   For 2013, the most that can be contributed to your traditional IRA generally is the smaller of the following amounts. Income tax filing extension $5,500 ($6,500 if you are 50 or older). Income tax filing extension Your taxable compensation (defined earlier) for the year. Income tax filing extension This is the most that can be contributed regardless of whether the contributions are to one or more traditional IRAs or whether all or part of the contributions are nondeductible. Income tax filing extension (See Nondeductible Contributions , later. Income tax filing extension ) Qualified reservist repayments do not affect this limit. Income tax filing extension Example 1. Income tax filing extension Betty, who is 34 years old and single, earned $24,000 in 2013. Income tax filing extension Her IRA contributions for 2013 are limited to $5,500. Income tax filing extension Example 2. Income tax filing extension John, an unmarried college student working part time, earned $3,500 in 2013. Income tax filing extension His IRA contributions for 2013 are limited to $3,500, the amount of his compensation. Income tax filing extension Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit. Income tax filing extension   For 2013, if you file a joint return and your taxable compensation is less than that of your spouse, the most that can be contributed for the year to your IRA is the smaller of the following amounts. Income tax filing extension $5,500 ($6,500 if you are 50 or older). Income tax filing extension The total compensation includible in the gross income of both you and your spouse for the year, reduced by the following two amounts. Income tax filing extension Your spouse's IRA contribution for the year to a traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension Any contribution for the year to a Roth IRA on behalf of your spouse. Income tax filing extension This means that the total combined contributions that can be made for the year to your IRA and your spouse's IRA can be as much as $11,000 ($12,000 if only one of you is 50 or older, or $13,000 if both of you are 50 or older). Income tax filing extension When Can Contributions Be Made? As soon as you open your traditional IRA, contributions can be made to it through your chosen sponsor (trustee or other administrator). Income tax filing extension Contributions must be in the form of money (cash, check, or money order). Income tax filing extension Property cannot be contributed. Income tax filing extension Contributions must be made by due date. Income tax filing extension   Contributions can be made to your traditional IRA for a year at any time during the year or by the due date for filing your return for that year, not including extensions. Income tax filing extension Age 70½ rule. Income tax filing extension   Contributions cannot be made to your traditional IRA for the year in which you reach age 70½ or for any later year. Income tax filing extension   You attain age 70½ on the date that is 6 calendar months after the 70th anniversary of your birth. Income tax filing extension If you were born on or before June 30, 1943, you cannot contribute for 2013 or any later year. Income tax filing extension Designating year for which contribution is made. Income tax filing extension   If an amount is contributed to your traditional IRA between January 1 and April 15, you should tell the sponsor which year (the current year or the previous year) the contribution is for. Income tax filing extension If you do not tell the sponsor which year it is for, the sponsor can assume, and report to the IRS, that the contribution is for the current year (the year the sponsor received it). Income tax filing extension Filing before a contribution is made. Income tax filing extension   You can file your return claiming a traditional IRA contribution before the contribution is actually made. Income tax filing extension Generally, the contribution must be made by the due date of your return, not including extensions. Income tax filing extension Contributions not required. Income tax filing extension   You do not have to contribute to your traditional IRA for every tax year, even if you can. Income tax filing extension How Much Can You Deduct? Generally, you can deduct the lesser of: The contributions to your traditional IRA for the year, or The general limit (or the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit, if it applies). Income tax filing extension However, if you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan, you may not be able to deduct this amount. Income tax filing extension See Limit If Covered by Employer Plan , later. Income tax filing extension You may be able to claim a credit for contributions to your traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension For more information, see chapter 37. Income tax filing extension Trustees' fees. Income tax filing extension   Trustees' administrative fees that are billed separately and paid in connection with your traditional IRA are not deductible as IRA contributions. Income tax filing extension However, they may be deductible as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Income tax filing extension See chapter 28. Income tax filing extension Brokers' commissions. Income tax filing extension   Brokers' commissions are part of your IRA contribution and, as such, are deductible subject to the limits. Income tax filing extension Full deduction. Income tax filing extension   If neither you nor your spouse was covered for any part of the year by an employer retirement plan, you can take a deduction for total contributions to one or more traditional IRAs of up to the lesser of: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older in 2013). Income tax filing extension 100% of your compensation. Income tax filing extension This limit is reduced by any contributions made to a 501(c)(18) plan on your behalf. Income tax filing extension Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA. Income tax filing extension   In the case of a married couple with unequal compensation who file a joint return, the deduction for contributions to the traditional IRA of the spouse with less compensation is limited to the lesser of the following amounts. Income tax filing extension $5,500 ($6,500 if the spouse with the lower compensation is age 50 or older in 2013). Income tax filing extension The total compensation includible in the gross income of both spouses for the year reduced by the following three amounts. Income tax filing extension The IRA deduction for the year of the spouse with the greater compensation. Income tax filing extension Any designated nondeductible contribution for the year made on behalf of the spouse with the greater compensation. Income tax filing extension Any contributions for the year to a Roth IRA on behalf of the spouse with the greater compensation. Income tax filing extension This limit is reduced by any contributions to a 501(c)(18) plan on behalf of the spouse with the lesser compensation. Income tax filing extension Note. Income tax filing extension If you were divorced or legally separated (and did not remarry) before the end of the year, you cannot deduct any contributions to your spouse's IRA. Income tax filing extension After a divorce or legal separation, you can deduct only contributions to your own IRA. Income tax filing extension Your deductions are subject to the rules for single individuals. Income tax filing extension Covered by an employer retirement plan. Income tax filing extension   If you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan at any time during the year for which contributions were made, your deduction may be further limited. Income tax filing extension This is discussed later under Limit If Covered by Employer Plan . Income tax filing extension Limits on the amount you can deduct do not affect the amount that can be contributed. Income tax filing extension See Nondeductible Contributions , later. Income tax filing extension Are You Covered by an Employer Plan? The Form W-2 you receive from your employer has a box used to indicate whether you were covered for the year. Income tax filing extension The “Retirement plan” box should be checked if you were covered. Income tax filing extension Reservists and volunteer firefighters should also see Situations in Which You Are Not Covered by an Employer Plan , later. Income tax filing extension If you are not certain whether you were covered by your employer's retirement plan, you should ask your employer. Income tax filing extension Federal judges. Income tax filing extension   For purposes of the IRA deduction, federal judges are covered by an employer retirement plan. Income tax filing extension For Which Year(s) Are You Covered by an Employer Plan? Special rules apply to determine the tax years for which you are covered by an employer plan. Income tax filing extension These rules differ depending on whether the plan is a defined contribution plan or a defined benefit plan. Income tax filing extension Tax year. Income tax filing extension   Your tax year is the annual accounting period you use to keep records and report income and expenses on your income tax return. Income tax filing extension For almost all people, the tax year is the calendar year. Income tax filing extension Defined contribution plan. Income tax filing extension   Generally, you are covered by a defined contribution plan for a tax year if amounts are contributed or allocated to your account for the plan year that ends with or within that tax year. Income tax filing extension   A defined contribution plan is a plan that provides for a separate account for each person covered by the plan. Income tax filing extension Types of defined contribution plans include profit-sharing plans, stock bonus plans, and money purchase pension plans. Income tax filing extension Defined benefit plan. Income tax filing extension   If you are eligible to participate in your employer's defined benefit plan for the plan year that ends within your tax year, you are covered by the plan. Income tax filing extension This rule applies even if you: Declined to participate in the plan, Did not make a required contribution, or Did not perform the minimum service required to accrue a benefit for the year. Income tax filing extension   A defined benefit plan is any plan that is not a defined contribution plan. Income tax filing extension Defined benefit plans include pension plans and annuity plans. Income tax filing extension No vested interest. Income tax filing extension   If you accrue a benefit for a plan year, you are covered by that plan even if you have no vested interest in (legal right to) the accrual. Income tax filing extension Situations in Which You Are Not Covered by an Employer Plan Unless you are covered under another employer plan, you are not covered by an employer plan if you are in one of the situations described below. Income tax filing extension Social security or railroad retirement. Income tax filing extension   Coverage under social security or railroad retirement is not coverage under an employer retirement plan. Income tax filing extension Benefits from a previous employer's plan. Income tax filing extension   If you receive retirement benefits from a previous employer's plan, you are not covered by that plan. Income tax filing extension Reservists. Income tax filing extension   If the only reason you participate in a plan is because you are a member of a reserve unit of the armed forces, you may not be covered by the plan. Income tax filing extension You are not covered by the plan if both of the following conditions are met. Income tax filing extension The plan you participate in is established for its employees by: The United States, A state or political subdivision of a state, or An instrumentality of either (a) or (b) above. Income tax filing extension You did not serve more than 90 days on active duty during the year (not counting duty for training). Income tax filing extension Volunteer firefighters. Income tax filing extension   If the only reason you participate in a plan is because you are a volunteer firefighter, you may not be covered by the plan. Income tax filing extension You are not covered by the plan if both of the following conditions are met. Income tax filing extension The plan you participate in is established for its employees by: The United States, A state or political subdivision of a state, or An instrumentality of either (a) or (b) above. Income tax filing extension Your accrued retirement benefits at the beginning of the year will not provide more than $1,800 per year at retirement. Income tax filing extension Limit If Covered by Employer Plan If either you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan, you may be entitled to only a partial (reduced) deduction or no deduction at all, depending on your income and your filing status. Income tax filing extension Your deduction begins to decrease (phase out) when your income rises above a certain amount and is eliminated altogether when it reaches a higher amount. Income tax filing extension These amounts vary depending on your filing status. Income tax filing extension To determine if your deduction is subject to phaseout, you must determine your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) and your filing status. Income tax filing extension See Filing status and Modified adjusted gross income (AGI) , later. Income tax filing extension Then use Table 17-1 or 17-2 to determine if the phaseout applies. Income tax filing extension Social security recipients. Income tax filing extension   Instead of using Table 17-1 or Table 17-2, use the worksheets in Appendix B of Publication 590 if, for the year, all of the following apply. Income tax filing extension You received social security benefits. Income tax filing extension You received taxable compensation. Income tax filing extension Contributions were made to your traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension You or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan. Income tax filing extension Use those worksheets to figure your IRA deduction, your nondeductible contribution, and the taxable portion, if any, of your social security benefits. Income tax filing extension Deduction phaseout. Income tax filing extension   If you were covered by an employer retirement plan and you did not receive any social security retirement benefits, your IRA deduction may be reduced or eliminated depending on your filing status and modified AGI as shown in Table 17-1. Income tax filing extension Table 17-1. Income tax filing extension Effect of Modified AGI1 on Deduction if You Are Covered by Retirement Plan at Work If you are covered by a retirement plan at work, use this table to determine if your modified AGI affects the amount of your deduction. Income tax filing extension IF your filing status is. Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension   AND your modified AGI is. Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension   THEN you can take. Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension single   or  head of household   $59,000 or less   a full deduction. Income tax filing extension   more than $59,000 but less than $69,000   a partial deduction. Income tax filing extension   $69,000 or more   no deduction. Income tax filing extension married filing jointly   or  qualifying widow(er)   $95,000 or less   a full deduction. Income tax filing extension   more than $95,000 but less than $115,000   a partial deduction. Income tax filing extension   $115,000 or more   no deduction. Income tax filing extension married filing separately2   less than $10,000   a partial deduction. Income tax filing extension   $10,000 or more   no deduction. Income tax filing extension 1Modified AGI (adjusted gross income). Income tax filing extension See Modified adjusted gross income (AGI) . Income tax filing extension 2If you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year, your filing status is considered Single for this purpose (therefore, your IRA deduction is determined under the “Single” column). Income tax filing extension If your spouse is covered. Income tax filing extension   If you are not covered by an employer retirement plan, but your spouse is, and you did not receive any social security benefits, your IRA deduction may be reduced or eliminated entirely depending on your filing status and modified AGI as shown in Table 17-2. Income tax filing extension Filing status. Income tax filing extension   Your filing status depends primarily on your marital status. Income tax filing extension For this purpose, you need to know if your filing status is single or head of household, married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately. Income tax filing extension If you need more information on filing status, see chapter 2. Income tax filing extension Lived apart from spouse. Income tax filing extension   If you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year and you file a separate return, your filing status, for this purpose, is single. Income tax filing extension Table 17-2. Income tax filing extension Effect of Modified AGI1 on Deduction if You Are NOT Covered by Retirement Plan at Work If you are not covered by a retirement plan at work, use this table to determine if your modified AGI affects the amount of your deduction. Income tax filing extension IF your filing status is. Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension   AND your modified AGI is. Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension   THEN you can take. Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension . Income tax filing extension single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er)   any amount   a full deduction. Income tax filing extension married filing jointly or separately with a spouse who is not covered by a plan at work   any amount   a full deduction. Income tax filing extension married filing jointly with a spouse who is covered by a plan at work   $178,000 or less   a full deduction. Income tax filing extension   more than $178,000 but less than $188,000   a partial deduction. Income tax filing extension   $188,000 or more   no deduction. Income tax filing extension married filing separately with a spouse who is covered by a plan at work2   less than $10,000   a partial deduction. Income tax filing extension   $10,000 or more   no deduction. Income tax filing extension 1Modified AGI (adjusted gross income). Income tax filing extension See Modified adjusted gross income (AGI) . Income tax filing extension 2You are entitled to the full deduction if you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year. Income tax filing extension Modified adjusted gross income (AGI). Income tax filing extension   How you figure your modified AGI depends on whether you are filing Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Income tax filing extension If you made contributions to your IRA for 2013 and received a distribution from your IRA in 2013, see Publication 590. Income tax filing extension You may be able to use Worksheet 17-1 to figure your modified AGI. Income tax filing extension    Do not assume that your modified AGI is the same as your compensation. Income tax filing extension Your modified AGI may include income in addition to your compensation (discussed earlier), such as interest, dividends, and income from IRA distributions. Income tax filing extension Form 1040. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension IRA deduction. Income tax filing extension Student loan interest deduction. Income tax filing extension Tuition and fees deduction. Income tax filing extension Domestic production activities deduction. Income tax filing extension Foreign earned income exclusion. Income tax filing extension Foreign housing exclusion or deduction. Income tax filing extension Exclusion of qualified savings bond interest shown on Form 8815, Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I U. Income tax filing extension S. Income tax filing extension Savings Bonds Issued After 1989. Income tax filing extension Exclusion of employer-provided adoption benefits shown on Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses. Income tax filing extension This is your modified AGI. Income tax filing extension Form 1040A. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension IRA deduction. Income tax filing extension Student loan interest deduction. Income tax filing extension Tuition and fees deduction. Income tax filing extension Exclusion of qualified savings bond interest shown on Form 8815. Income tax filing extension This is your modified AGI. Income tax filing extension Both contributions for 2013 and distributions in 2013. Income tax filing extension   If all three of the following apply, any IRA distributions you received in 2013 may be partly tax free and partly taxable. Income tax filing extension You received distributions in 2013 from one or more traditional IRAs. Income tax filing extension You made contributions to a traditional IRA for 2013. Income tax filing extension Some of those contributions may be nondeductible contributions. Income tax filing extension If this is your situation, you must figure the taxable part of the traditional IRA distribution before you can figure your modified AGI. Income tax filing extension To do this, you can use Worksheet 1-5, Figuring the Taxable Part of Your IRA Distribution, in Publication 590. Income tax filing extension   If at least one of the above does not apply, figure your modified AGI using Worksheet 17-1, later. Income tax filing extension    How to figure your reduced IRA deduction. Income tax filing extension   You can figure your reduced IRA deduction for either Form 1040 or Form 1040A by using the worksheets in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Income tax filing extension Also, the instructions for Form 1040 and Form 1040A include similar worksheets that you may be able to use instead. Income tax filing extension Worksheet 17-1. Income tax filing extension Figuring Your Modified AGI Use this worksheet to figure your modified adjusted gross income for traditional IRA purposes. Income tax filing extension 1. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension   2. Income tax filing extension Enter any student loan interest deduction from Form 1040, line 33, or Form 1040A, line 18 2. Income tax filing extension   3. Income tax filing extension Enter any tuition and fees deduction from Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19 3. Income tax filing extension   4. Income tax filing extension Enter any domestic production activities deduction from Form 1040, line 35 4. Income tax filing extension   5. Income tax filing extension Enter any foreign earned income and/or housing exclusion from Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18 5. Income tax filing extension   6. Income tax filing extension Enter any foreign housing deduction from Form 2555, line 50 6. Income tax filing extension   7. Income tax filing extension Enter any excludable savings bond interest from Form 8815, line 14 7. Income tax filing extension   8. Income tax filing extension Enter any excluded employer-provided adoption benefits from Form 8839, line 28 8. Income tax filing extension   9. Income tax filing extension Add lines 1 through 8. Income tax filing extension This is your Modified AGI for traditional IRA purposes 9. Income tax filing extension   Reporting Deductible Contributions If you file Form 1040, enter your IRA deduction on line 32 of that form. Income tax filing extension If you file Form 1040A, enter your IRA deduction on line 17. Income tax filing extension You cannot deduct IRA contributions on Form 1040EZ. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension The difference between your total permitted contributions and your IRA deduction, if any, is your nondeductible contribution. Income tax filing extension Example. Income tax filing extension Mike is 28 years old and single. Income tax filing extension In 2013, he was covered by a retirement plan at work. Income tax filing extension His salary was $57,312. Income tax filing extension His modified AGI was $70,000. Income tax filing extension Mike made a $5,500 IRA contribution for 2013. Income tax filing extension Because he was covered by a retirement plan and his modified AGI was over $69,000, he cannot deduct his $5,500 IRA contribution. Income tax filing extension He must designate this contribution as a nondeductible contribution by reporting it on Form 8606, as explained next. Income tax filing extension Form 8606. Income tax filing extension   To designate contributions as nondeductible, you must file Form 8606. Income tax filing extension   You do not have to designate a contribution as nondeductible until you file your tax return. Income tax filing extension When you file, you can even designate otherwise deductible contributions as nondeductible. Income tax filing extension   You must file Form 8606 to report nondeductible contributions even if you do not have to file a tax return for the year. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension In those situations, a Form 8606 is completed for the year you take a distribution from that IRA. Income tax filing extension See Form 8606 under Distributions Fully or Partly Taxable, later. Income tax filing extension Failure to report nondeductible contributions. Income tax filing extension   If you do not report nondeductible contributions, all of the contributions to your traditional IRA will be treated as deductible contributions when withdrawn. Income tax filing extension All distributions from your IRA will be taxed unless you can show, with satisfactory evidence, that nondeductible contributions were made. Income tax filing extension Penalty for overstatement. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension Penalty for failure to file Form 8606. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension    Tax on earnings on nondeductible contributions. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension See When Can You Withdraw or Use IRA Assets , later. Income tax filing extension Cost basis. Income tax filing extension   You will have a cost basis in your traditional IRA if you made any nondeductible contributions. Income tax filing extension Your cost basis is the sum of the nondeductible contributions to your IRA minus any withdrawals or distributions of nondeductible contributions. Income tax filing extension Inherited IRAs If you inherit a traditional IRA, you are called a beneficiary. Income tax filing extension A beneficiary can be any person or entity the owner chooses to receive the benefits of the IRA after he or she dies. Income tax filing extension Beneficiaries of a traditional IRA must include in their gross income any taxable distributions they receive. Income tax filing extension Inherited from spouse. Income tax filing extension   If you inherit a traditional IRA from your spouse, you generally have the following three choices. Income tax filing extension You can: Treat it as your own IRA by designating yourself as the account owner. Income tax filing extension 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). Income tax filing extension Treat yourself as the beneficiary rather than treating the IRA as your own. Income tax filing extension Treating it as your own. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension Inherited from someone other than spouse. Income tax filing extension   If you inherit a traditional IRA from anyone other than your deceased spouse, you cannot treat the inherited IRA as your own. Income tax filing extension This means that you cannot make any contributions to the IRA. Income tax filing extension It also means you cannot roll over any amounts into or out of the inherited IRA. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension For more information, see the discussion of inherited IRAs under Rollover From One IRA Into Another, later. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension You can make the following kinds of transfers. Income tax filing extension Transfers from one trustee to another. Income tax filing extension Rollovers. Income tax filing extension Transfers incident to a divorce. Income tax filing extension Transfers to Roth IRAs. Income tax filing extension   Under certain conditions, you can move assets from a traditional IRA or from a designated Roth account to a Roth IRA. Income tax filing extension You can also move assets from a qualified retirement plan to a Roth IRA. Income tax filing extension See Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA? under Roth IRAs, later. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Because there is no distribution to you, the transfer is tax free. Income tax filing extension 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 . Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension The contribution to the second retirement plan is called a “rollover contribution. Income tax filing extension ” Note. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Kinds of rollovers to a traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension   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). Income tax filing extension Treatment of rollovers. Income tax filing extension   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 . Income tax filing extension Kinds of rollovers from a traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension   You may be able to roll over, tax free, a distribution from your traditional IRA into a qualified plan. Income tax filing extension 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). Income tax filing extension The part of the distribution that you can roll over is the part that would otherwise be taxable (includible in your income). Income tax filing extension Qualified plans may, but are not required to, accept such rollovers. Income tax filing extension Time limit for making a rollover contribution. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension For more information, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Income tax filing extension Extension of rollover period. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension For more information, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Income tax filing extension More information. Income tax filing extension   For more information on rollovers, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Because this is a rollover, you cannot deduct the amount that you reinvest in an IRA. Income tax filing extension Waiting period between rollovers. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension   The 1-year period begins on the date you receive the IRA distribution, not on the date you roll it over into an IRA. Income tax filing extension Example. Income tax filing extension You have two traditional IRAs, IRA-1 and IRA-2. Income tax filing extension You make a tax-free rollover of a distribution from IRA-1 into a new traditional IRA (IRA-3). Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Exception. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension Partial rollovers. Income tax filing extension   If you withdraw assets from a traditional IRA, you can roll over part of the withdrawal tax free and keep the rest of it. Income tax filing extension The amount you keep will generally be taxable (except for the part that is a return of nondeductible contributions). Income tax filing extension 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? . Income tax filing extension Required distributions. Income tax filing extension   Amounts that must be distributed during a particular year under the required distribution rules (discussed later) are not eligible for rollover treatment. Income tax filing extension Inherited IRAs. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension See Treating it as your own , earlier. Income tax filing extension Not inherited from spouse. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension You must withdraw the IRA assets within a certain period. Income tax filing extension For more information, see When Must You Withdraw Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Income tax filing extension Reporting rollovers from IRAs. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension   Enter the total amount of the distribution on Form 1040, line 15a, or Form 1040A, line 11a. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Put “Rollover” next to Form 1040, line 15b, or Form 1040A, line 11b. Income tax filing extension See your tax return instructions. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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). Income tax filing extension A qualified plan is one that meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. Income tax filing extension Eligible rollover distribution. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension A required minimum distribution (explained later under When Must You Withdraw IRA Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) ). Income tax filing extension A hardship distribution. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Corrective distributions of excess contributions or excess deferrals, and any income allocable to the excess, or of excess annual additions and any allocable gains. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Dividends on employer securities. Income tax filing extension The cost of life insurance coverage. Income tax filing extension Any nontaxable amounts that you roll over into your traditional IRA become part of your basis (cost) in your IRAs. Income tax filing extension To recover your basis when you take distributions from your IRA, you must complete Form 8606 for the year of the distribution. Income tax filing extension See Form 8606 under Distributions Fully or Partly Taxable, later. Income tax filing extension Rollover by nonspouse beneficiary. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension The IRA is treated as an inherited IRA. Income tax filing extension For more information about inherited IRAs, see Inherited IRAs , earlier. Income tax filing extension Reporting rollovers from employer plans. Income tax filing extension    Enter the total distribution (before income tax or other deductions were withheld) on Form 1040, line 16a, or Form 1040A, line 12a. Income tax filing extension This amount should be shown in box 1 of Form 1099-R. Income tax filing extension From this amount, subtract any contributions (usually shown in box 5 of Form 1099-R) that were taxable to you when made. Income tax filing extension From that result, subtract the amount that was rolled over either directly or within 60 days of receiving the distribution. Income tax filing extension Enter the remaining amount, even if zero, on Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. Income tax filing extension Also, enter "Rollover" next to Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension The transfer is tax free. Income tax filing extension For detailed information, see Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Income tax filing extension Converting From Any Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA Allowable conversions. Income tax filing extension   You can withdraw all or part of the assets from a traditional IRA and reinvest them (within 60 days) in a Roth IRA. Income tax filing extension The amount that you withdraw and timely contribute (convert) to the Roth IRA is called a conversion contribution. Income tax filing extension If properly (and timely) rolled over, the 10% additional tax on early distributions will not apply. Income tax filing extension However, a part or all of the conversion contribution from your traditional IRA is included in your gross income. Income tax filing extension Required distributions. Income tax filing extension   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). Income tax filing extension Income. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension   If you must include any amount in your gross income, you may have to increase your withholding or make estimated tax payments. Income tax filing extension See chapter 4. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension This is called recharacterizing the contribution. Income tax filing extension See Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? in chapter 1 of Publication 590 for more detailed information. Income tax filing extension How to recharacterize a contribution. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension If you recharacterize your contribution, you must do all three of the following. Income tax filing extension Include in the transfer any net income allocable to the contribution. Income tax filing extension If there was a loss, the net income you must transfer may be a negative amount. Income tax filing extension Report the recharacterization on your tax return for the year during which the contribution was made. Income tax filing extension Treat the contribution as having been made to the second IRA on the date that it was actually made to the first IRA. Income tax filing extension No deduction allowed. Income tax filing extension   You cannot deduct the contribution to the first IRA. Income tax filing extension Any net income you transfer with the recharacterized contribution is treated as earned in the second IRA. Income tax filing extension Required notifications. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension You must make the notifications by the date of the transfer. Income tax filing extension Only one notification is required if both IRAs are maintained by the same trustee. Income tax filing extension The notification(s) must include all of the following information. Income tax filing extension The type and amount of the contribution to the first IRA that is to be recharacterized. Income tax filing extension The date on which the contribution was made to the first IRA and the year for which it was made. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension The name of the trustee of the first IRA and the name of the trustee of the second IRA. Income tax filing extension Any additional information needed to make the transfer. Income tax filing extension Reporting a recharacterization. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension You must treat the contribution as having been made to the second IRA. Income tax filing extension When Can You Withdraw or Use IRA Assets? There are rules limiting use of your IRA assets and distributions from it. Income tax filing extension Violation of the rules generally results in additional taxes in the year of violation. Income tax filing extension See What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes , later. Income tax filing extension Contributions returned before the due date of return. Income tax filing extension   If you made IRA contributions in 2013, you can withdraw them tax free by the due date of your return. Income tax filing extension If you have an extension of time to file your return, you can withdraw them tax free by the extended due date. Income tax filing extension You can do this if, for each contribution you withdraw, both of the following conditions apply. Income tax filing extension You did not take a deduction for the contribution. Income tax filing extension You withdraw any interest or other income earned on the contribution. Income tax filing extension You can take into account any loss on the contribution while it was in the IRA when calculating the amount that must be withdrawn. Income tax filing extension If there was a loss, the net income earned on the contribution may be a negative amount. Income tax filing extension Note. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Earnings includible in income. Income tax filing extension   You must include in income any earnings on the contributions you withdraw. Income tax filing extension Include the earnings in income for the year in which you made the contributions, not in the year in which you withdraw them. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Excess contributions can also be recovered tax free as discussed under What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes?, later. Income tax filing extension    Early distributions tax. Income tax filing extension   The 10% additional tax on distributions made before you reach age 59½ does not apply to these tax-free withdrawals of your contributions. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension When Must You Withdraw IRA Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) You cannot keep funds in a traditional IRA indefinitely. Income tax filing extension Eventually they must be distributed. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension See Excess Accumulations (Insufficient Distributions) , later. Income tax filing extension The requirements for distributing IRA funds differ depending on whether you are the IRA owner or the beneficiary of a decedent's IRA. Income tax filing extension Required minimum distribution. Income tax filing extension   The amount that must be distributed each year is referred to as the required minimum distribution. Income tax filing extension Required distributions not eligible for rollover. Income tax filing extension   Amounts that must be distributed (required minimum distributions) during a particular year are not eligible for rollover treatment. Income tax filing extension IRA owners. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension April 1 of the year following the year in which you reach age 70½ is referred to as the required beginning date. Income tax filing extension Distributions by the required beginning date. Income tax filing extension   You must receive at least a minimum amount for each year starting with the year you reach age 70½ (your 70½ year). Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Distributions after the required beginning date. Income tax filing extension   The required minimum distribution for any year after the year you turn 70½ must be made by December 31 of that later year. Income tax filing extension    Beneficiaries. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension More information. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension Are Distributions Taxable? In general, distributions from a traditional IRA are taxable in the year you receive them. Income tax filing extension Exceptions. Income tax filing extension   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 . Income tax filing extension    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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Qualified charitable distributions (QCD). Income tax filing extension   A QCD is generally a nontaxable distribution made directly by the trustee of your IRA to an organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Income tax filing extension Special rules apply if you made a qualified charitable distribution in January 2013 that you elected to treat as made in 2012. Income tax filing extension See Qualified Charitable Distributions in Publication 590 for more information. Income tax filing extension Ordinary income. Income tax filing extension   Distributions from traditional IRAs that you include in income are taxed as ordinary income. Income tax filing extension No special treatment. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Fully taxable. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension Because you have no basis in your IRA, any distributions are fully taxable when received. Income tax filing extension See Reporting taxable distributions on your return , later. Income tax filing extension Partly taxable. Income tax filing extension    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. Income tax filing extension These nondeductible contributions are not taxed when they are distributed to you. Income tax filing extension They are a return of your investment in your IRA. Income tax filing extension   Only the part of the distribution that represents nondeductible contributions and rolled over after-tax amounts (your cost basis) is tax free. Income tax filing extension 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). Income tax filing extension Until all of your basis has been distributed, each distribution is partly nontaxable and partly taxable. Income tax filing extension Form 8606. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension Using the form, you will figure the nontaxable distributions for 2013 and your total IRA basis for 2013 and earlier years. Income tax filing extension Note. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Send it to the IRS at the time and place you would otherwise file an income tax return. Income tax filing extension Distributions reported on Form 1099-R. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension , or a similar statement. Income tax filing extension IRA distributions are shown in boxes 1 and 2a of Form 1099-R. Income tax filing extension A number or letter code in box 7 tells you what type of distribution you received from your IRA. Income tax filing extension Withholding. Income tax filing extension   Federal income tax is withheld from distributions from traditional IRAs unless you choose not to have tax withheld. Income tax filing extension See chapter 4. Income tax filing extension IRA distributions delivered outside the United States. Income tax filing extension   In general, if you are a U. Income tax filing extension S. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension Reporting taxable distributions on your return. Income tax filing extension    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). Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension You cannot report distributions on Form 1040EZ. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension There are additions to the regular tax for using your IRA funds in prohibited transactions. Income tax filing extension There are also additional taxes for the following activities. Income tax filing extension Investing in collectibles. Income tax filing extension Making excess contributions. Income tax filing extension Taking early distributions. Income tax filing extension Allowing excess amounts to accumulate (failing to take required distributions). Income tax filing extension There are penalties for overstating the amount of nondeductible contributions and for failure to file a Form 8606, if required. Income tax filing extension Prohibited Transactions Generally, a prohibited transaction is any improper use of your traditional IRA by you, your beneficiary, or any disqualified person. Income tax filing extension Disqualified persons include your fiduciary and members of your family (spouse, ancestor, lineal descendent, and any spouse of a lineal descendent). Income tax filing extension The following are examples of prohibited transactions with a traditional IRA. Income tax filing extension Borrowing money from it. Income tax filing extension Selling property to it. Income tax filing extension Receiving unreasonable compensation for managing it. Income tax filing extension Using it as security for a loan. Income tax filing extension Buying property for personal use (present or future) with IRA funds. Income tax filing extension Effect on an IRA account. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension Effect on you or your beneficiary. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension For information on figuring your gain and reporting it in income, see Are Distributions Taxable , earlier. Income tax filing extension The distribution may be subject to additional taxes or penalties. Income tax filing extension Taxes on prohibited transactions. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension More information. Income tax filing extension   For more information on prohibited transactions, see What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? in chapter 1 of Publication 590. Income tax filing extension Investment in Collectibles If your traditional IRA invests in collectibles, the amount invested is considered distributed to you in the year invested. Income tax filing extension You may have to pay the 10% additional tax on early distributions, discussed later. Income tax filing extension Collectibles. Income tax filing extension   These include: Artworks, Rugs, Antiques, Metals, Gems, Stamps, Coins, Alcoholic beverages, and Certain other tangible personal property. Income tax filing extension Exception. Income tax filing extension    Your IRA can invest in one, one-half, one-quarter, or one-tenth ounce U. Income tax filing extension S. Income tax filing extension gold coins, or one-ounce silver coins minted by the Treasury Department. Income tax filing extension It can also invest in certain platinum coins and certain gold, silver, palladium, and platinum bullion. Income tax filing extension 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. Income tax filing extension For 2013, this is $5,500 ($6,500 if you are 50 or older), or Your taxable compensation for the year. Income tax filing extension Tax on excess contributions. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension You must pay the 6% tax each year on excess amounts that remain in your traditional IRA at the end of your tax year. Income tax filing extension The tax cannot be more than 6% of the combined value of all your IRAs as of the end of your tax year. Income tax filing extension Excess contributions withdrawn by due date of return. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension You must complete your withdrawal by the date your tax return for that year is due, including extensions. Income tax filing extension How to treat withdrawn contributions. Income tax filing extension   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. Income tax filing extension No deduction was allowed for the excess contribution. Income tax filing extension You withdraw the interest or other income earned on the excess contribution. Income tax filing extension You can take into account any loss on the contribution while it was in the IRA when calculating the amount that must be withdrawn. Income tax filing extension If there was a loss, the net income you must withdraw may be a negative amount. Income tax filing extension How to treat withdrawn interest or other income. Income tax filing extension   You must include in your gross income the interest or other income that was earned on the excess contribution. Income tax filing extension Report it on your return for the year in which the excess contribution was made. Income tax filing extension Your withdrawal of interest or other income may be subject to an additional 10% tax on early distributions, discus
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