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SEPP Calculation and Documentation

I am planning on taking SEPP distributions from my 401k plan.  The plan administer does not assist with the calculation of the distribution amount.  They merely ask for me to complete the form with the amount to be distributed on a monthly basis.  So, I am assuming that I need to maintain a record or document of how I calculated the amount of my distribution.  Is there any IRS guidance for requirements or best practice for calculating and documenting this calculation?

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SEPP Calculation and Documentation

Hi @emel1 and thanks for a great question. 


You may want to review this IRS resource which sets out the methods you can use to calculate your payments. It's a bit technical, but so is the topic. Hopefully it will prove to be useful.

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