The information that was sent to me earlier in the week was very helpful.
After completing the 8915E,. You had the option, to spread the taxable amount over three year.
I decided not to take that option. I guess what concerns me in the end, will that 10% have to be
paid back or is it forgiven
Here is your earlier topic on this internet forum: https://proconnect.intuit.com/community/proseries-tax-discussions/discussion/1099-r/00/139119
You might be getting email notifications that your topic got updated, but it's not really an email system. We are on the web.
Your first topic was for the 1099-R, which is not wrong. It is for the money out, and they use the code that applies.
Then, it's up to the taxpayer to know what they did that qualifies for whatever treatment applies.
So, the 10% early withdrawal penalty would be waived if the person took the funds under what qualifies for CARES Act (covid) disaster. Have you read the rules? There are eligibility and qualifications to meet.
Then, the 8915 is a series of Disaster forms, and -E = 2020 disasters. That is for how you want to handle tax treatment.
You have to confirm the taxpayer qualifies and that the distribution is eligible.
Otherwise, it's just a normal taxable early distribution, which is why you are told in the original topic you don't change the 1099-R. It's accurate.
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