How do I report an indirect rollover on my tax return?

How do I report an indirect rollover on my tax return?

If you made an indirect rollover (you took a check for your distribution and deposited it within the 60-day limit), the indirect rollover is required to be reported in two parts. The distribution is reported on Form 1099-R and the rollover (deposit) is reported on Form 5498.

How do I complete an indirect rollover?

Under the indirect IRA rollover option, you take a distribution from one IRA that is paid to you individually and then you deposit the proceeds to the receiving IRA. This deposit is required to be completed within 60-days of you receiving the funds.

Do I have to pay taxes on an indirect rollover?

With indirect rollovers, you must deposit the payment into another retirement plan or IRA within 60 days to avoid tax penalties. Indirect rollovers are subject to automatic tax withholding, so you have to replace the withheld funds when you roll over to maximize tax advantages.

Why did I get a 1099-R when rolled over?

Form 1099-R – Rollovers of Retirement Plans and IRA Distributions. Certain retirement payments or distributions a taxpayer receives from a retirement plan or IRA can be “rolled over” by depositing the payment into another retirement plan or IRA within 60 days of the date of distribution.

What is a 5498 form used for?

Form 5498 reports your total annual contributions to an IRA account and identifies the type of retirement account you have, such as a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA or SIMPLE IRA. Form 5498 will also report amounts that you roll over or transfer from other types of retirement accounts into this IRA.

Does a direct rollover need to be reported?

This rollover transaction isn’t taxable, unless the rollover is to a Roth IRA or a designated Roth account from another type of plan or account, but it is reportable on your federal tax return. You must include the taxable amount of a distribution that you don’t roll over in income in the year of the distribution.

What is indirect rollover?

An indirect rollover is a transfer of money from a tax-deferred 401(k) plan to another tax-deferred retirement account in which the funds are paid to the employee directly.

Can you do an indirect rollover from 401k to IRA?

Indirect Rollovers You can handle a rollover yourself by withdrawing money from your account and depositing it in your new employer’s plan or an IRA.

What is a 5498 tax form?

The information on Form 5498 is submitted to the IRS by the trustee or issuer of your individual retirement arrangement (IRA) to report contributions, including any catch-up contributions, required minimum distributions (RMDs), and the fair market value (FMV) of the account. For information about IRAs, see Pubs.

What is the difference between a direct rollover and an indirect rollover?

A direct rollover is where your money is transferred directly from one retirement account to another. No money is withheld for taxes. An indirect rollover is where funds are sent directly to you, as the member, and you re-invest the funds in a new plan in 60 days or less.

Is a 1099-R required for a direct rollover?

Rollovers. A rollover moves retirement funds from one custodian to another, typically without paying taxes on the money transferred. Direct rollovers are identified on Form 1099-R by using either the G or H distribution codes in box 7.