Taking money out early from your retirement plan can cost you an extra 10 percent in taxes. Here are five things you should know about early withdrawals from retirement plans.
For more information on early distributions from retirement plans, see IRS Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Also, see IRS Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Both publications are available at IRS.gov or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676)
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Additional IRS Resources:
December 10 (Employees who work for tips)
If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to your employer
December 16 (Corporations)
Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2013
December 25 (Everyone)
Federal Holiday (Christmas Day)