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ReadMyLips
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Should I select a different code for late RMDs?

I did not take the RMD for my 2014 IRA balance until January 2016 and got a waiver of the penalty. But now I have 1099Rs for 2016 for both 2014 and 2015 RMD that all have Code 7 (normal distribution) in Box 7 (they couldn't recharacterize it).  Should enter code R for the RMDs for the 2014 IRA balance?

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MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Should I select a different code for late RMDs?

No, you should not change the code to R. You should report the form into TurboTax exactly as it appears, and include code 7 as it shows on the form.  First, you cannot alter the forms; they are reported to the IRS and information must match. Secondly, as you are saying, they couldn't recharacterize the distribution.. if they had, the broker would have changed the code. Lastly,  code 7 reflects distribution for 2017, not just your RMD... you will be able to indicate later in the interview that RMD was taken correctly; you will be asked if all or part was RMD and that's all you have answer. 

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MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Should I select a different code for late RMDs?

No, you should not change the code to R. You should report the form into TurboTax exactly as it appears, and include code 7 as it shows on the form.  First, you cannot alter the forms; they are reported to the IRS and information must match. Secondly, as you are saying, they couldn't recharacterize the distribution.. if they had, the broker would have changed the code. Lastly,  code 7 reflects distribution for 2017, not just your RMD... you will be able to indicate later in the interview that RMD was taken correctly; you will be asked if all or part was RMD and that's all you have answer. 

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