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Author: Mahopacs Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121061  
Subject: Rollover IRA Distribution question Date: 2/9/2001 2:07 PM
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I liquified a rollover IRA worth $44,000. After the 10% penalty, it was worth about $40,000. Along with this I received a bonus that was not taxed for an amount of $3,500.

I'm assuming I can add these two together $44,000 + $3,500 and come up with $47,500 of income that I will need to pay taxes on. Is this correct?

From this $47,500 amount can I reduce Mortgage Interest and Capital Losses?

For example, If I paid $10,000 in mortgage interest and lost $10,000 in selling stocks (capital loss)...Would I now only have $27,500 worth of income that I will need to pay taxes on?

Thanks!

Ted

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Author: irasmilo Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 46053 of 121061
Subject: Re: Rollover IRA Distribution question Date: 2/9/2001 2:23 PM
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I'm assuming I can add these two together $44,000 + $3,500 and come up with $47,500 of income that I will need to pay taxes on. Is this correct?

Yes.

From this $47,500 amount can I reduce Mortgage Interest and Capital Losses?

For example, If I paid $10,000 in mortgage interest and lost $10,000 in selling stocks (capital loss)...Would I now only have $27,500 worth of income that I will need to pay taxes on?


Not quite. Your mortgage interest is deductible as an itemized deduction. If you have been using a standard deduction, then the mortgage will only reduce your taxable income by the amount that $10,000 exceeds your standard deduction.

You can only deduct $3000 in capital losses in a year. The $7000 balance will be carried forward to next year.

So, you are looking at paying taxes on at least $34,500 of additional income, perhaps substantially more.

Ira


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