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IRS Publication 590 for 2005, page 60 to 62 explains it much better than I.

"Are Distributions Taxable?
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What Are Qualified Distributions?

A qualified distribution is any payment or distribution from your Roth IRA that meets the following requirements.

1. It is made after the 5-year period beginning with the first taxable year for which a contribution was made to a Roth IRA set up for your benefit, and
2. The payment or distribution is:
a. Made on or after the date you reach age 59-1/2
b. Made because you are disabled,
c. Made to a beneficiary or to your estate after your death, or
d. One that meets the requirements listed under First home under Exceptions in chapter 1 (up to a $10,000 lifetime limit).
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IRS Publication 590 for 2005, page 60 to 62 explain it much better than I can.
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