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DVS3
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Under CARES Act, I received a distribution from my 401k in Aug ‘20. I recontribute the amount back into my 401k in Dec ‘20. How do I file the 1099R so I’m not taxed?

Box 1 and 2a of the 1099R show the distribution amount.

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DanaB27
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Under CARES Act, I received a distribution from my 401k in Aug ‘20. I recontribute the amount back into my 401k in Dec ‘20. How do I file the 1099R so I’m not taxed?

If you returned the full amount (including any taxes withheld with other funds) then please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your TurboTax Account 
  2. Click on the Search box on the top and type “1099-R”
  3. Click on “Jump to 1099-R” and enter your 1099-R
  4. Continue "Tell us if you moved the money through a rollover or conversion" and select "I rolled over some or all of it to an IRA or other retirement account within the time limits (normally 60 days)"
  5. Continue answering the questions.

You can verify your entry by looking at your Form 1040 line 5:

  1. Click on "Tax Tools" in the left menu
  2. Click "Tools"
  3. Click "View Tax Summary" in the Tool Center window
  4. Click on "Preview my 1040" on the left

 

 

 

If you had taxes withheld and did not return the amount of taxes withheld then you will have to use Form-8915-E to avoid the 10%  early-withdrawal penalty on that amount.

 

 

The 8915-E Form is projected to be e-fileable starting 02/24/2020. Please sign up here to get notified when Form 8915-E is ready.

 

 

Once the Form 8915-E is live please follow these steps to enter your 1099-R:

  1. Login to your TurboTax Account 
  2. Click on the Search box on the top and type “1099-R”
  3. Click on “Jump to 1099-R” and you should see the “Your 1099-R Entries” screen
  4. Click "edit" and continue until "Tell us if any of these uncommon situations apply" screen
  5. Select "I took out this money because of a qualified disaster (includes COVID-19)" (TurboTax will walk you through questions once this section is ready)

 

 

Those who qualify as individuals directly impacted by the pandemic will be able to withdraw up to $100k from their retirement accounts without facing the 10% early withdrawal penalty.

 

You qualify if:

  • You, your spouse, or your dependent are diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You experience adverse financial consequences as a result of being quarantined, furloughed, or laid off or having work hours reduced because of COVID-19
  • You’re unable to work due to child care closure or hour reduction because of Covid-19
  • You experience adverse financial consequences as a result of closing or reducing hours of a business that you own or operate due to SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19.

 

You can choose to have the distribution taxed over 2020, 2021, and 2022 instead of only in 2020. You’ll have three years to pay back the funds you withdrew, without the amount impacting that year’s cap on contributions. If you pay back the amount within that time, you’ll be able to claim a refund on those taxes paid when you file an amended tax return. Please see IRS Coronavirus-related relief for retirement plans and IRAs for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Under CARES Act, I received a distribution from my 401k in Aug ‘20. I recontribute the amount back into my 401k in Dec ‘20. How do I file the 1099R so I’m not taxed?

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