For Alan S and others 2020 Covid-19 RMD

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pablolo
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For Alan S and others 2020 Covid-19 RMD

Post by pablolo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:52 pm

Hello I took my 2020 rmd in January I took out 16000 dollars
and had 27% off yet taken out for federal taxes I have two questions is there any reason why I should not put this money back into my traditional IRA with vanguard and secondly can I recoup the federal taxes that were taken out in January and have the IRS I returned it to my traditional IRA thank you

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Re: For Alan S and others 2020 Covid-19 RMD

Post by Penguin » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm

pablolo wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:52 pm
Hello I took my 2020 rmd in January I took out 16000 dollars
and had 27% off yet taken out for federal taxes I have two questions is there any reason why I should not put this money back into my traditional IRA with vanguard and secondly can I recoup the federal taxes that were taken out in January and have the IRS I returned it to my traditional IRA thank you
If you need the money to spend then don't put it back into the tIRA.
If you are sure that you will pay a higher rate of tax in the future, you may not want to put the money back into the tIRA.
Your taxes are already in the pocket of the IRS, you can't get that money back from them.
However, you can reduce your other estimated tax payments and withholding for the year, if you wish.
If your withholding is too high for the year then you will get a refund when you file your taxes.
Jon

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Re: For Alan S and others 2020 Covid-19 RMD

Post by pablolo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:25 pm

Apache, thank you so much I don't need the money so I will redirected back to my IRA

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Re: For Alan S and others 2020 Covid-19 RMD

Post by jebmke » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:25 pm

If you roll the full $16K back to your IRA (I think the deadline is August 31) then the taxes that were withheld will be refunded when you file your 2020 tax return (that is, the refund/amount owed will be lower by the amount withheld).
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Re: For Alan S and others 2020 Covid-19 RMD

Post by Alan S. » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:05 pm

I agree with the above, and assume indicating "Covid 19" does NOT mean that you qualify for a corona virus related distribution (CRD). Rather, you do not qualify for a CRD but just want to roll back the January RMD amount which is now allowed under Notice 2020-51.

You can use your other money to roll back the entire 16,000 and there will be no taxable income from this distribution in 2020. If you only roll back the amount you received, then the 4320 that was withheld will itself be taxable in 2020.

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