Individual Guidance

Penalty Free Withdrawal

Another way How the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act or CARES Act, affects YOU.

With so many individuals effected by the effects of the Corona Virus, the CARES Act is offering another way to help those with eligible retirement plans.  Section 2022 of the Act gives a favorable tax benefit for up to $100,000 of Corona Virus related Distributions.

Qualified distributions will receive a favorable tax treatment as follows:

  1. No 10% penalty on early distributions
  2. Distributions can be included in income rateably over 3 years starting in the year of distribution.
  3. You can also repay all or part of the distribution within the 3-year period.
    1. Any repayments will be considered a rollover.
    2. As no tax is due on the repayment an amendment of the original return may be required.
  4. An additional year for repayments of loans may also be available.

For more information, we advise you to reach out to your tax professional or

Kathie Meller, CPA

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