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Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
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I have a Brokerage Retirement account at my local bank worth

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I have a Brokerage Retirement account at my local bank worth $6,627.48. I will be turning 60 years old in December 2013. I would like to close the account and pay whatever taxes are due for withdrawing funds from that account. How do I go about doing this?

Lane :

Hi

Lane :

Your bank will have an IRA distribution form, that you will complete

Lane :

Because you are onlder than 59 and 1/2, there will be no 10% penalty tax

Lane :

sorry "older"

Customer:

what would the penalty be for withdrawing that amount?

Lane :

The form will have a line to have tax withheld, if you like to handle it that way, then next year in Jabuary you will get a 1099 indicating the taxable income and showing the withholding, which will offset the tax

Lane :

No penaly ... It will juat be added to your icome for the year

Lane :

so if you have 50,000 of income that year, you'll actually hav 56,627

Lane :

on which to pay taxes

Lane :

so, essentially, it will be taxed at your marginal tax bracket

Customer:

Is there a way to pay the taxes on this now?

Lane :

You won't actually PAY the taxes, but it will work just like a W-2 ... you can have them withhold the taxes when distributing, then when you get the 1099 next year, you'll have withholding already done to offset the tax owed

Customer:

what percentage should they withhold?

Lane :

If you gie me a feel for your other income and how you file? (married filing jointly, single) then I can approximat your bracket and tell you how much t have withheld

Lane :

10% is a very common, but again, can you give me your approximate income and filing status?

Lane :

If you're in, say, the 15% bracket ... then withholding 15% will cover the taxes

Customer:

single - about 40K

Lane :

ok there will be a 3900 person exemption and 6100 standard deduction if nyou don't itemize ... so that makes your TAXABLE income (if you don't put monty into a 401(k) or have other deductions $30,000

Lane :

(sorry for all the typos) .. getting the tax brackets now

Lane : <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" width="497">



taxable income from $0 to $8,925,




10%






taxable income over $8,925 to $36,250




15%






taxable income over $36,250 to $87,850




25%






on taxable income over $87,850 to $183,250




28%






on taxable income over $183,250 to $398,350




33%






on taxable income over $398,350 to $400,000




35%






on taxable income over $400,000




39.6%





Lane :

So ... 15% will do ot

Lane :

it

Lane :

so you'll just have them withhold 15% (that will be a box on the distribution form at the bank)

Customer:

okay. Thanks - sorry for stupid question - so should I withhold 15% or 25% for this distribution?

Customer:

sorry didn't read the end - got it

Customer:

thank you - that answered my question.

Lane :

nope there ARE no stupid questons ... but because your TAXABLE income will be 30,000 that extra $6000 will (all but $400 or so) be in the 15% bracket

Customer:

Great - thanks again.

Lane :

You're vry welcome

Lane :

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Customer:

okay thanks.

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