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Roth IRS

What is the penalty of withdrawing early from a Roth IRA account to help purchase a house?

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Roth IRS

Hi!  Thanks for asking!


You can use the first time home buyer exception to withdraw up to $10,000 of earnings without penalty.  If the Roth IRA has been opened at least 5 years, the withdrawal is also exempt from regular income tax.  Withdrawing more than $10,000 of earnings will result in regular income tax plus a 10% penalty, unless you are over age 59-1/2.


Here is a link for how to enter it into TurboTax when the time comes:

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