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Unfortunately not. Your accountant is correct. Only people born before 1935 can still use income averaging. All exceptions apply only to the early distribution penalty, which is not your case any more if you are 60+. You may want to consider a short term loan and instead of taking the entire distribution in one year, take one now and another in January 2017.
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I know that's not the answer you were hoping for but if there were any way to legally avoid paying taxes on the distribution I would be very happy to tell you that.