TIAA-CREF how to determine qual/non-qual

Received 4 1099Rs from TIAA-CREF. Two of them have distribution codes containing "D" which denotes it is from a non-qualified plan. However the other 2 just have the code for a normal distribution, "7"; does LACK of the "D" code mean these two are from a qualified plan?

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Based on your information provided from the 1099-R, box 7 with code D,it is the code for Normal Distribution which means it was distributed to taxpayer after age 59.5. D is the new "nonqualified annuity distribution code."

Please review the following answer from TurboTax FAQ: 

Box 7 is used to report income to you. The different codes within box 7 tell what the tax treatment of any distribution amounts should be. 7 is the code for Normal Distribution (which means it was distributed to taxpayer after age 59.5).  D is the new 'nonqualified annuity distribution code'. 

The taxable amount of the distribution should still be indicated in Box 2a based on the differing rules depending on when the annuity was purchased.

I have listed below, all of the possible codes that you could see on your 1099-R, just in case you have any follow up questions.


Early distribution, no known exception (in most cases, under age 59 1/2). (See Form 5329) For a rollover to a traditional IRA of the entire taxable part of the distribution, do not file Form 5329.  See the instructions for Form 1040 / Form 1040A.
Early distribution, exception applies (under age 59 1/2)
Prohibited transaction
Section 1035 exchange (a tax-free exchange of life insurance, annuity, or endowment contracts)
Normal distribution
Excess contributions plus earnings/excess deferrals (and/or earnings) taxable in 2014
Cost of current life insurance protection
May be eligible for 10-year tax option. (See Form 4972)
Designated Roth account distribution.
Annuity payments from nonqualified annuities and distributions from life insurance contracts that may be subject to tax under section 1411.
Distributions under Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS).
Charitable gift annuity.
Direct rollover of a distribution (other than a designated Roth account distribution) to a qualified plan, a section 403(b) plan, a governmental section 457(b) plan, or an IRA.
Direct rollover of a designated Roth account distribution to a Roth IRA.
Early distribution from a Roth IRA, no known exception (in most cases, under age 59 1/2).
Loans treated as deemed distributions.
Recharacterized IRA contribution made for 2014 and recharacterized in 2014.
Excess contributions plus earnings/excess deferrals taxable in 2013.
Qualified distribution from a Roth IRA.
Recharacterized IRA contribution made for 2013 and recharacterized in 2014.
Early distribution from a SIMPLE IRA in first 2 years, no known exception (under age 59 1/2).
Roth IRA distribution, exception applies.
Dividend distributed from ESOP under section 404(k).
Charges or payments for purchasing qualified long-term care insurance contracts under combined arrangements.

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