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Mother passed away in 2016. Problem with IRA. Distribution taken in Jan. Do I list the distribution for 2016 or 2017? How can I avoid the penalty? Distribution $489

 
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IsabellaG
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Mother passed away in 2016. Problem with IRA. Distribution taken in Jan. Do I list the distribution for 2016 or 2017? How can I avoid the penalty? Distribution $489

I'm sorry for your loss. If the distribution was taken in January of 2017, then it needs to be reported in 2017, and a 1099-R will be issued next year for this. It won't be reported on your mother's tax return, because 2016 will be her final return. Either the estate or the beneficiaries will report this income. Why do you believe that there will be a penalty?

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IsabellaG
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Mother passed away in 2016. Problem with IRA. Distribution taken in Jan. Do I list the distribution for 2016 or 2017? How can I avoid the penalty? Distribution $489

I'm sorry for your loss. If the distribution was taken in January of 2017, then it needs to be reported in 2017, and a 1099-R will be issued next year for this. It won't be reported on your mother's tax return, because 2016 will be her final return. Either the estate or the beneficiaries will report this income. Why do you believe that there will be a penalty?

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