Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (7) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: pmarti Big funky green star, 20000 posts Home Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121565  
Subject: Re: Excess contribution to SEP/can I do regular Date: 2/27/2001 12:02 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 2
I miscalculated and contributed an excess to my SEP-IRA in 2000. but my total contribution to my SEP will be under $2000. can I take it out of the SEP-IRA and set up a regular IRA instead ? or can I contribute the excess to a regular IRA?

If I understand you, your total SEP contribution was less than $2,000, and you made no other IRA contributions for year 2000. Actually, you don't have to make any changes to your accounts. A SEP IRA is a traditional IRA, and it can receive both SEP contributions from you while wearing your employer hat and regular contributions from you while wearing your employee hat.

In short, subtract your allowable SEP contribution from the total contributed. Subtract the result from $2,000, and you have the amount of the traditional IRA contribution you can still make for year 2000. (All this assumes that you're under 70 1/2 and had at least $2,000 of earned income.)

When you file your 2000 return you'll show the correct amount of SEP contribution on line 29 of your 1040 and the ultimate amount of the regular contribution on line 23 of the 1040 or line 1 of Form 8606.

Phil Marti
VITA Volunteer
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (7) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Disclaimer:
In accordance with IRS Circular 230, you cannot use the contents of any post on The Motley Fool's message boards to avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Russia Collapsing Again?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement