Non-Qualified Distribution

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DEFINITION of 'Non-Qualified Distribution'

1) A distribution from a Roth IRA that occurs before the Roth IRA owner meets certain requirements (see definition for qualified distributions).

2) A distribution from an education savings account that exceeds the amount used for qualified education expenses.

BREAKING DOWN 'Non-Qualified Distribution'

Typically, when a distribution is non-qualified, the amount attributable to earnings will be subject to income tax and an early-distribution penalty of 10%.

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