Do I meet an exception to the additional tax on early distributions from IRAs or retirement plans?


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This interview will help you determine if you meet an exception or are subject to the additional tax on a distribution from your IRA or retirement plan.

Information you'll need

  • If you received a Form 1099-R, the distribution code in Box 7.
  • The type of retirement plan the distribution was made from (e.g., traditional IRA, Roth IRA, governmental 457 plan, qualified employer plan). If you rolled an amount into a 457 plan, other than from another 457 plan, you'll need to know how much of the distribution is attributable to the 457 plan.
  • For a governmental 457, 403(b) plan or qualified employer plan, whether the account is a designated Roth account.

You can check with your IRA trustee or retirement plan administrator to determine the account type.

The tool is designed for taxpayers who were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information about nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see International taxpayers.


Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Estimated completion time: 15 minutes

Please note: After 30 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

Caution: Using the "Back" button within the ITA tool could cause an application error.