If you contributed more for 2008 than is allowable or you had an amount on line 17 of your 2007 Form 5329, you may owe this tax. But you may be able to avoid the tax on any 2008 excess contributions (see the instructions for line 15 on page 4).
An economic stimulus payment that was directly deposited into an IRA can be fully or partly withdrawn by the due date (including extensions) of your 2008 tax return. The amount withdrawn will not be subject to any additional tax or penalty.
Enter the amount from line 16 of your 2007 Form 5329 only if the amount on line 17 of your 2007 Form 5329 is more than zero.taxmap/instr2/i5329-007.htm#TXMP2242e110
If you contributed less to your traditional IRAs for 2008 than your contribution limit for traditional IRAs, enter the difference.
If you are not married filing jointly, your contribution limit for traditional IRAs is the smaller of your taxable compensation (see page 2) or $5,000 ($6,000 if age 50 or older at the end of 2008). If you are married filing jointly, your contribution limit is generally $5,000 ($6,000 if age 50 or older at the end of 2008) and your spouse's contribution limit is $5,000 ($6,000 if age 50 or older at the end of 2008). But if the combined taxable compensation for you and your spouse is less than $10,000 ($11,000 if one spouse is 50 or older at the end of 2008; $12,000 if both spouses are 50 or older at the end of 2008), see How Much Can Be Contributed? in Pub. 590 for special rules.
If you participated in a 401(k) plan and the employer who maintained the plan went into bankruptcy in an earlier year, you may be able to contribute up to $8,000 to your traditional IRA. See Pub. 590 for more details.
Also include on line 11a or 11b of the IRA Deduction Worksheet in the instructions for Form 1040, line 32, the smaller of (a) Form 5329, line 10, or (b) the excess, if any, of Form 5329, line 9, over the sum of Form 5329, lines 11 and 12.taxmap/instr2/i5329-007.htm#TXMP09b6f438
Enter on line 11 any withdrawals from your traditional IRAs that are included in your income. Do not include any withdrawn contributions reported on taxmap/instr2/i5329-007.htm#TXMP4c69516f
Enter any excess contributions to your traditional IRAs for 1976 through 2006 that you had returned to you in 2008 and any 2007 excess contributions that you had returned to you in 2008 after the due date (including extensions) of your 2007 income tax return, that are included on line 9, if:
- You did not claim a deduction for the excess contributions and no traditional IRA deduction was allowable (without regard to the modified AGI limitation) for the excess contributions, and
- The total contributions to your traditional IRAs for the tax year for which the excess contributions were made were not more than: (a) $4,000 for 2007 or 2006 ($5,000 if age 50 or older at the end of the year), (b) $4,000 for 2005 ($4,500 if age 50 or older at the end of the year), (c) $3,000 for years after 2001 and before 2005 ($3,500 if age 50 or older at the end of the year), (d) $2,000 for years after 1996 and before 2002, or (e) $2,250 for years before 1997. If the total contributions for the year included employer contributions to a SEP, increase that amount by the smaller of the amount of the employer contributions or $45,000 ($44,000 for 2006, $42,000 for 2005, $41,000 for 2004, $40,000 for 2003 and 2002, $35,000 for 2001, or $30,000 for years before 2001).
Enter the excess of your contributions to traditional IRAs for 2008 (unless withdrawn—see below) over your contribution limit for traditional IRAs. See the instructions for line 10 that begin on page 3 to figure your contribution limit for traditional IRAs. Any amount you contribute for the year in which you reach age 70 or a later year is an excess contribution because your contribution limit is zero. Do not include rollovers in figuring your excess contributions.
You can withdraw some or all of your excess contributions for 2008 and they will not be treated as having been contributed if:
- You make the withdrawal by the due date, including extensions, of your 2008 tax return,
- You do not claim a traditional IRA deduction for the withdrawn contributions, and
- You withdraw any earnings on the withdrawn contribution and include the earnings in gross income (see the Instructions for Form 8606 for details). Also, if you had not reached age 59 at the time of the withdrawal, include the earnings as an early distribution on line 1 of Form 5329 for the year in which you report the earnings.
If you timely filed your return without withdrawing the excess contributions, you can still make the withdrawal no later than 6 months after the due date of your tax return, excluding extensions. If you do, file an amended return with
Filed pursuant to section 301.9100-2 written at the top. Report any related earnings for 2008 on the amended return and include an explanation of the withdrawal. Make any other necessary changes on the amended return (for example, if you reported the contributions as excess contributions on your original return, include an amended Form 5329 reflecting that the withdrawn contributions are no longer treated as having been contributed).