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For tax purposes can a portion of your 401K distributions be carried into the next tax year?

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04/09/2008

As the name implies, the required minimum distribution (RMD) is required to be reported and made in the subject year. If you were referring to a lump some distribution you took (not a regular distribution, but an early withdrawal) the answer is no. Individuals are considered to be on a "cash basis". Therefore, it is all reportable in the year you received the money only.