All Things Tax

All Things Tax

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Registered: ‎01-21-2017

Early IRA Distribution

I took an early IRA distribution in 2014 & 2015. I paid the income taxes (plus penalty). Can I claim that as income tax paid in 2015 & 2016 (last tax year)? If so, how?

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Re: Early IRA Distribution

Hi jimpb1966,

 

Welcome to the community.

 

If you paid tax to a state or locality on this income then that amount is deductible on Schedule A.  Keep in mind though that your total allowable Schedule A deductions must exceed your standard deduction amount for Schedule A to be of any benefit to you.

 

Federal income tax paid cannot be deducted, but if you pay it in advance by making estimated tax payments then you do enter those on page 2 of your 1040 and they count into the overall outcome of the return.

 

If you have any other questions please ask.

 

Louis,

Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)

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Re: Early IRA Distribution

Thank you, Louis!!!

Tax Pro
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Re: Early IRA Distribution

You're quite welcome.