Tag Archives: Pension

IRS Issues Guidance on 2009 Required Minimum Distribution Waiver

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance for retirement plan administrators, plan participants and retirees regarding recent legislation affecting required minimum distributions. The Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 waives required minimum distributions for 2009 from certain retirement plans. Generally, a required minimum distribution is the smallest annual amount that must […]

Double Taxed Pension

Today TaxMama hears from Marilyn in California, who tells us. “ I have a client who is a resident of Maine and receives retirement income from CA (PERS or STRS). Does he have to pay state tax on that in CA and in Maine?”

Deducting an Investment

Today TaxMama hears from Jerry in Utah with a bold question. “My wife and I have a profitable LLC. We want the LLC to invest in a private offering with the intent of generating income from the investment. Will the money I use for the investment still be taxable income? I’d like to ‘’defer’’ the […]

Other State Pension

Today TaxMama hears from Andre in New Jersey who tells us, “My dad died last year and he left some money to me and my two siblings. He worked for the State of Illinois and it’s from a deferred compensation plan. Is the money taxable in New Jersey (where I live)?”

Taxes on Early Distributions from Retirement Plans

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service TT-2008-36 Payments that you receive from your IRA or qualified retirement plan before you reach age 59½ are normally called ‘early’ or ‘premature’ distributions. These funds are subject to an additional 10 percent tax and must be reported to the IRS. There are a number of exceptions to this […]

Not Qualified Distribution

Today TaxMama hears from Harry in Pennsylvania, who tells us, “I withdrew money from an IRA which used to be an employer annuity, but became an IRA when I left them. I am over 55 and separated from service. Does exception 2, separation from service, apply to distributions from an IRA? Since I am under […]