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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: of 121479  
Subject: Re: IRA distribution mess Date: 2/9/2001 1:48 PM
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teedup1 wrote:

- Any amount withdrawn from a Traditional IRA, including the principal, is fully taxable as ordinary income in the year the distribution is made/taken.

I reply:

This is incorrect. Any contributions which were made with after tax dollars (non-deductible in the year of contribution) are not taxed when they are withdrawn from the IRA. That's why non-deductible contributions are reported on Form 8606. The procedure is to take the total amount of your non-deductible contributions divided by the total value of your IRA on 12/31 of the year before the distribution and multiply by the value of the distribution. The "answer" you get is the amount of the distribution that is tax-free.

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