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When did you retire?
Is there a box that has an amount in it that indicates your basis or contributions? If so how much were they?
What code is in box 7?
LINE 9b Total Employee Contribution: $20,450
LINE 7 Distribution Code: 3-Disability
Retired in 1984
Thank you for the information.
If your starting date was before 7/2/86 then you most likely have already used up your basis in the 1st 3 years and all of your distributions are taxable.
If your starting date was after 7/1/86 you can use what is referred to as the "SImplified Method to determine how much of your payments were taxable.
They call it the "Simplified Method" because it is simpler than using the "General Rule Method"
There is a worksheet available on page 28 of Publication 721 that will help you calculate how much of your payments were taxable and how much were not.
If you want to see an example of how it works go to page 7 and they have an example worked out.
If you have any further questions on this topic, please get back to me.