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jshea02840
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I withdrew $30k from a SEP IRA. I am 65+. Will i pay capital gains on the Long term gains portion of the 30K or will i pay taxes on the whole 30K based on my tax rate? As a SEP IRA i did not pay any tax on the initial contributions.

 
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ChristinaS
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I withdrew $30k from a SEP IRA. I am 65+. Will i pay capital gains on the Long term gains portion of the 30K or will i pay taxes on the whole 30K based on my tax rate? As a SEP IRA i did not pay any tax on the initial contributions.

When you take money out of an IRA, including a SEP IRA, its all taxed at ordinary income tax rates. You don't account for capital gains, dividends, or any of that- the withdrawals are "simply" ordinary income. There is no capital gains portion of an IRA distribution. If all of your contributions were pretax, then the distribution is all taxed at your ordinary rate.

Many states offer  a retirement plan exclusion or deduction, but the federal return will tax the entire $30k.

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ChristinaS
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I withdrew $30k from a SEP IRA. I am 65+. Will i pay capital gains on the Long term gains portion of the 30K or will i pay taxes on the whole 30K based on my tax rate? As a SEP IRA i did not pay any tax on the initial contributions.

When you take money out of an IRA, including a SEP IRA, its all taxed at ordinary income tax rates. You don't account for capital gains, dividends, or any of that- the withdrawals are "simply" ordinary income. There is no capital gains portion of an IRA distribution. If all of your contributions were pretax, then the distribution is all taxed at your ordinary rate.

Many states offer  a retirement plan exclusion or deduction, but the federal return will tax the entire $30k.

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