Withdrawals from SIMPLE IRAs
Generally, you have to pay income tax on any amount you withdraw from your SIMPLE IRA. You may also have to pay an additional tax of 10 percent or 25 percent on the amount you withdraw unless you are at least age 59 1/2 or you qualify for another exception.
Exceptions to additional taxes
You don’t have to pay additional taxes if you are age 59 1/2 or older when you withdraw the money from your SIMPLE IRA. You also don’t have to pay additional taxes if, for example:
Transfers from SIMPLE IRAs
You may be able to transfer money in a tax-free rollover from your SIMPLE IRA to another IRA (except a Roth IRA) or to an employer-sponsored retirement plan (such as a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) plan). However, during the 2-year period beginning when you first participated in your employer's SIMPLE IRA plan, you can only transfer money to another SIMPLE IRA. Otherwise, you are considered to have withdrawn the amount transferred, and you will have to:
After the 2-year period, you can make tax-free rollovers from SIMPLE IRAs to other types of non-Roth IRAs, or to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. You can also roll over money into a Roth IRA after the 2-year period, but must include any untaxed money rolled over in your income.