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I withdrew from my ira to put a new roof on my house. Is this withdrawal exempt from the extra 10% early withdrawal tax?

I am 55 years old.  Would the answer be different if I had withdrawn it from a 401k?

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I withdrew from my ira to put a new roof on my house. Is this withdrawal exempt from the extra 10% early withdrawal tax?

Unfortunately, no, it is not exempt for the 10% early withdrawal penalty.  A new roof does not qualify for an exemption to the 10% penalty.  And no, the answer is not different for a 401k; it wouldn't qualify for an exemption for a 401K either.  

See page 4 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5329.pdf

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I withdrew from my ira to put a new roof on my house. Is this withdrawal exempt from the extra 10% early withdrawal tax?

Unfortunately, no, it is not exempt for the 10% early withdrawal penalty.  A new roof does not qualify for an exemption to the 10% penalty.  And no, the answer is not different for a 401k; it wouldn't qualify for an exemption for a 401K either.  

See page 4 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5329.pdf