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June 2009

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Tax Penalty for Early Withdrawal of IRA Money Is Reduced for Medical Expenses

I arrived home to find that dreaded letter from the IRS telling me that I have “unreported income.”


Here’s what happened: I withdrew $22,000 from my individual retirement account to pay medical expenses. I was told by my insurance company, or so I understood, that the withdrawal from the IRA for medical reasons was not taxable. Believing that this distribution was not taxable, I did not report it to my tax preparer, who, in turn, did not report it on my ... Log in to view full article.

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