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April 16, 2009

60 day Period (for Rollovers)

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Definition
The ‘60th day following the day on which the participant receives the distribution’. Therefore, to determine which date is the 60th day, start counting the day that follows the day the participant receives the distribution. For instance, if the distribution is received today, the 1st day is tomorrow.
Rollover contributions must be completed within 60-days
 
Referring Cite
IRC § 402(c)(3), § 408(d)(3),  Treas. Reg. §1.402(c)-2, Q&A-11
Additional Helpful Information
  • The IRS will issue a ruling waiving the 60-day rollover requirement in cases where the failure to waive such requirement would be against equity or good conscience, including casualty, disaster or other events beyond the reasonable control of the taxpayer. Click here for more on this topic
  • Under IRC §§7508 and 7508A, the time for making a rollover may be postponed in the event of service in a combat zone or in the case of a Presidentially declared disaster or a terroristic or military action. [ Regulations §301.7508-1 and Rev. Proc. 2002-71, 2002-46 I.R.B. 850]

 


[1] IRC Sec. 72(t)(8)(E)
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