Publication 590

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## Are Distributions Taxable?(p62) |

You generally do not include in your gross income qualified distributions or distributions that are a return of your regular contributions from your Roth IRA(s). You also do not include distributions from your Roth IRA that you roll over tax free into another Roth IRA. You may have to include part of other distributions in your income. See
*Ordering Rules for Distributions*, later.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231059## Basis of distributed property.(p62) |

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.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231060## Withdrawals of contributions by due date.(p62) |

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. If you have an extension of time to file your return, you can withdraw the contributions and earnings by the extended due date. 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.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231061## What Are Qualified Distributions?(p62) |

A qualified distribution is any payment or distribution from your Roth IRA that meets the following requirements.

- 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 591/2,
- Made because you are disabled,
- 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).

## Additional Tax on Early Distributions(p63) |

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.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231065## Distributions of conversion and certain rollover contributions within 5-year period.(p63) |

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. 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). A separate 5-year period applies to each conversion and rollover. See
*Ordering Rules for Distributions*, later, to determine the recapture amount, if any.

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. See
*What Are Qualified Distributions*, earlier.

For example, if a calendar-year taxpayer makes a conversion contribution on February 25, 2011, and makes a regular contribution for 2010 on the same date, the 5-year period for the conversion begins January 1, 2011, while the 5-year period for the regular contribution begins on January 1,
2010.

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.

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. You also must pay the additional tax on any portion of the distribution attributable to earnings on
contributions.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231068## Other early distributions.(p64) |

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.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231069## Exceptions.(p64) |

You may not have to pay the 10% additional tax in the following situations.
*Early Distributions*.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231071- You have reached age 591/2.
- You are disabled.
- You are the beneficiary of a deceased IRA owner.
- You use the distribution to pay certain qualified first-time homebuyer amounts.
- The distributions are part of a series of substantially equal payments.
- You have significant unreimbursed medical expenses.
- You are paying medical insurance premiums after losing your job.
- The distributions are not more than your qualified higher education expenses.
- The distribution is due to an IRS levy of the qualified plan.
- The distribution is a qualified reservist distribution.

## Ordering Rules for Distributions(p64) |

If you receive a distribution from your Roth IRA that is not a qualified distribution, part of it may be taxable. 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. For these purposes, disregard the withdrawal of excess contributions and the earnings on them (discussed earlier under
*What if You Contribute Too Much*). Order the distributions as follows.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231074- Regular contributions.
- Conversion and rollover contributions, on a first-in, first-out basis (generally, total conversions and rollovers from the earliest year first). See
*Aggregation (grouping and adding) rules*, later. Take these conversion and rollover contributions into account as follows: - Earnings on contributions.

Aggregation (grouping and adding) rules.(p64) |

Determine the taxable amounts distributed (withdrawn), distributions, and contributions by grouping and adding them together as follows.

- Add all distributions from all your Roth IRAs during the year together.
- 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. Add this total to the total undistributed regular contributions made in prior years.
- Add all conversion and rollover contributions made during the year together. For purposes of the ordering rules, in the case of any conversion or rollover in which the conversion or rollover distribution is made in 2011 and the conversion or rollover contribution is made in 2012, treat the conversion or rollover contribution as contributed before any other conversion or rollover contributions made in 2012.

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. Also disregard any amount withdrawn to correct an excess contribution (including the earnings withdrawn) for this
purpose.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231075On October 15, 2007, Justin converted all $80,000 in his traditional IRA to his Roth IRA. His Forms 8606 from prior years show that $20,000 of the amount converted is his
basis.

Justin included $60,000 ($80,000 − $20,000) in his gross
income.

On February 23, 2011, Justin made a regular contribution of $5,000 to a Roth IRA. On November 8, 2011, at age 60, Justin took a $7,000 distribution from his Roth
IRA.

The first $5,000 of the distribution is a return of Justin's regular contribution and is not includible in his
income.

The next $2,000 of the distribution is not includible in income because it was included
previously.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000265798Figuring your recapture amount.(p64) |

If you had an early distribution from your Roth IRAs in 2011, you must allocate the early distribution in two
steps.

* If the 2011 Instructions for Form 8606 instructed you to report your qualified first-time homebuyer distribution next to line 25 of Form 8606, then, for purposes of determining your recapture amount, allocate to line 20 the amount you reported on the dotted line to the left of line 25.

If the amounts on these two lines cover the entire amount of your early distribution, then you do not have a recapture
amount.

If these two lines cover the entire amount of your early distribution, you will have a zero on line 23 of your 2011 Form
8606. |

If you have taken a distribution from your Roth IRAs prior to 2011, then continue allocating the remaining amount of your early distribution to the amounts you reported on the lines listed below, in the order shown; however, do not start at the beginning. Start instead with the first line that has not been used fully for a previous distribution.

*Only include those amounts rolled over to a Roth IRA.

**Only include any contributions (usually Form 1099-R, box 5) that were taxable to you when made and rolled over to a Roth IRA.

- Your 1998 Form 8606, line 16.
- Your 1998 Form 8606, line 15.
- Your 1999 Form 8606, line 16.
- Your 1999 Form 8606, line 15.
- Your 2000 Form 8606, line 16.
- Your 2000 Form 8606, line 15.
- Your 2001 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2001 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2002 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2002 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2003 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2003 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2004 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2004 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2005 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2005 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2006 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2006 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2007 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2007 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2008 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2008 Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b.*
- Your 2008 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2008 Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a.**
- Your 2009 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2009 Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b.*
- Your 2009 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2009 Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a.**
- Your 2010 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2010 Form 8606, line 23.
- Your 2010 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2010 Form 8606, line 22.
- Your 2011 Form 8606, line 18.
- Your 2011 Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b.*
- Your 2011 Form 8606, line 17.
- Your 2011 Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a.**

*Only include those amounts rolled over to a Roth IRA.

**Only include any contributions (usually Form 1099-R, box 5) that were taxable to you when made and rolled over to a Roth IRA.

Your recapture amount is the sum of the amounts you allocated to the following lines in this
*Step 2*.

If your allocation in
*Step 1* and
*Step 2*
does not cover the entire amount of your early distribution, then you have
allocated all of your basis in your Roth IRAs. The amount left to be allocated
will be the amount you reported on line 25 of your 2011 Form 8606.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000266521Amount to include on Form 5329, line 1.(p65) |

Include on line 1 of your 2011 Form 5329 the following three amounts.

Also, include any amount you allocated to line 20 of your 2011 Form 8606 in
*Step 1*, earlier, on your 2011 Form 5329, line 2, and enter exception number
09.

taxmap/pubs/p590-017.htm#en_us_publink1000231076## How Do You Figure the Taxable Part?(p65) |

To figure the taxable part of a distribution that is not a qualified distribution, complete Form 8606, Part III. However, if you converted or rolled over amounts to a Roth IRA in 2010 that you are including in income in 2011 and 2012, you will need to complete Form 8606, Part III for any qualified distributions you received in 2011.

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