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tom_kozak61
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Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

 
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dmertz
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Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

Assuming that you did not make any after-tax contributions to your 401(k), your entire 401(k) distribution adds to your AGI and is treated as ordinary income unless it is rolled over to another retirement account.  This income is included in the MAGI used for determining eligibility for health insurance Premium Tax Credits (and any other any type of modified AGI, as far as I know).

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dmertz
Level 15

Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

Assuming that you did not make any after-tax contributions to your 401(k), your entire 401(k) distribution adds to your AGI and is treated as ordinary income unless it is rolled over to another retirement account.  This income is included in the MAGI used for determining eligibility for health insurance Premium Tax Credits (and any other any type of modified AGI, as far as I know).

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tom_kozak61
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Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

so adding my 24K that i withheld will make me over the ROTH 181,000 cap
dmertz
Level 15

Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

The distribution from the 401(k) would only be excluded from the MAGI for determining your eligibility for a Roth IRA contribution if the 401(k) distribution was rolled over, either to a another pre-tax retirement account (which would keep it from being part of your AGI in the first place) or to a Roth IRA (in which case it's subtracted from your AGI in determining your MAGI for this purpose).

See line 2 of Worksheet 2-1 for IRS Pub 590-A:  <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p590a.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p590a.pdf</a>
SweetieJean
Level 15

Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

Have you considered doing a rollover/conversion to a Roth?
dmertz
Level 15

Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

If the 401(k) distribution was an RMD, it cannot be rolled over or converted to a Roth IRA.
tom_kozak61
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Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

4.
Enter any traditional IRA deduction from Form 1040, line 32; Form 1040A, line 17; or Form 1040NR, line 32...................................  does this include 401-K from your job?
tom_kozak61
New Member

Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

its not a distribution. its taken out of my paycheck
dmertz
Level 15

Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

Elective deferrals *to* your traditional 401(k) from your paycheck are not included in your AGI and therefore do not appear in your MAGI.  They are excluded from the amount reported in box 1 of your W-2.  They are not reported anywhere on your tax return as a deduction.

Elective deferrals to a Designated Roth Account in your 401(k) (a Roth 401(k)) do appear in your AGI and MAGI since they are not excluded from the amount in box 1 of your W-2.
tom_kozak61
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Does the amount you take out of your 401-K at work get added to the Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

thank you for this clarification
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