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I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

 
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Level 15

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

you need to contact your Tax Advocate to find out who's responsible when the custodian does not forward tax withheld to the US Treasury.

The Tax Advocate should put the onus back on the company, not you.

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I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

How did you receive the information from IRS saying nothing was paid?
Level 12

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

IRS may not show record of it yet....did you send them the copy of the 1099R you received to them to show withholding in Box 4?
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New Member

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

I filed a paper return including the 1099r.  I got a response that I owed nothing and had nothing coming back mailed to me.  I should have gotten all of the $$ that were witheld back.  I called the IRS and they told me that nothing had been paid.  I also got a copy of my tax transcript from them and it shows $0 in witholding.
Level 12

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

Look at the copy of the 1099R you kept....does it have a dollar amount in box 4?
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Level 15

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

The 1099-R box 4 withholding should have been added to the 2018 1040 line 16 W-2 & 1099 withholding and also shown on the "Tax Payments Worksheet" line 12 - was it?

If not, then check your 1099-R entries for data input errors.
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
New Member

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

The 1099-R is correct.  It shows the withholding properly in box 4.  This amount is also carried over correctly to my 1040.  Both the 1099-R and the 1040 were submitted with these figures correctly entered.  However, when I have retrieved my IRS transcript it shows $0 for withholding.  I had a conversation with the firm handling the retirement account for Bose Corp and they pretty rudely told me that they could not provide any help as my 1099-R is proof that the money was paid by them.  However, the IRS says that nothing was deposited on my behalf from their Tax ID number.  The IRS told me to deal with the fund administrator and the administrator told me to deal with the IRS.  I feel hopelessly caught in the middle with no power to effect any change.
Thanks for all your suggestions and any further suggestions will be most appreciated
Level 15

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

If the withholding was probably claimed on your tax return then unless the IRS denies your refund (or taxable amount), I would not worry about it.    The withholding may not have gotten properly entered in to the wage and income transcript, but if the bank never submitted the withholding to the IRS then that should cause a processing error on your tax return and generate a IRS letter to you.     
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Level 15

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

This is a long shot but is the ssn right on the 1099R?
Level 15

I got a 1099r showing 20% of my distribution was witheld but the IRS says nothing was paid. How do I pursue this with the IRS? I am getting silence from the payer.

you need to contact your Tax Advocate to find out who's responsible when the custodian does not forward tax withheld to the US Treasury.

The Tax Advocate should put the onus back on the company, not you.

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