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iqone800
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How to put excess 401k contribution to 2019 contribution quota as I missed 2018 deadline to withdraw 401k over-contribution? how to file 2018 return?

 
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Rachel_W
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How to put excess 401k contribution to 2019 contribution quota as I missed 2018 deadline to withdraw 401k over-contribution? how to file 2018 return?

You cannot allocate your 2018 over contribution to 2019.  If you are unable to have your excess 401(K) Contribution refunded by 4/15/19, it will be taxed twice.....once on your 2018 Tax Return and then again in the future when you withdraw the funds.  Check out IRS Pub 525 for more details:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p525.pdf.

You should report the excess contributions to your 401(K) as Wages on Line 1 of your 2018 Tax Return by following these steps in TurboTax Online:

  • Login to your TurboTax Online Account
  • Click "Take Me to My Return"
  • Click "Federal" from the left side of your screen
  • Scroll down to "Less Common Income" and click "Show More"
  • Select "Miscellaneous Income" and click Start or Update
  • Select "Other income not already reported on a Form W-2 or Form 1099" and click on Start
  • Answer the Question "Did you receive any other wages?  Yes
  • Click "Continue" through the questions until you get to "Any Other Earned Income"
  • Answer "Yes" to "Did you earn any other wages?
  • Indicate "Other" as Source of Other Earned Income and click Continue
  • For the description enter "2018 Excess 401K Deferrals" and click on Done 

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