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decover
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Is there an error in the California program? It is calculating an early withdrawal tax on an IRA withdrawal, but I was well past 59 1/2 at the beginning of 2018.

 
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decover
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Is there an error in the California program? It is calculating an early withdrawal tax on an IRA withdrawal, but I was well past 59 1/2 at the beginning of 2018.

Found out that there is no error. California adds a 2.5% "premature withdrawal" tax on IRA rollovers to HSAs. The TurboTax program called that an "early withdrawal" tax, hence the confusion.

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decover
New Member

Is there an error in the California program? It is calculating an early withdrawal tax on an IRA withdrawal, but I was well past 59 1/2 at the beginning of 2018.

Found out that there is no error. California adds a 2.5% "premature withdrawal" tax on IRA rollovers to HSAs. The TurboTax program called that an "early withdrawal" tax, hence the confusion.

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dmertz
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Is there an error in the California program? It is calculating an early withdrawal tax on an IRA withdrawal, but I was well past 59 1/2 at the beginning of 2018.

The California 2.5% additional tax does not apply to someone over age 59½.  What *does* apply is that an HSA Funding Distribution is taxable in California because HSA contributions are not excludible from income in California.
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