ACCOUNTING FOR TRADITIONAL IRA WITHDRAWALS
Monthly I withdraw from my Traditional IRA and download my investment transactions as well as my checking transactions. As a result, in the investment account, I get 3 lines - State Tax w/h and paid ("Withdraw"), Fed Tax w/h and paid ("Withdraw"), and finally the net remaining (after tax w/h) transferred ("WithdrwX") to my checking acct. In my monthly reporting, I want to categorize the total amount (sum of these 3) as income, and categorize the tax w/h as such in the tax category. Unfortunately, the transfer ("WithdrwX") from my IRA results in only net remaining amount, rather than the gross distribution, being shown in my income category. I use a memorized checking transaction to account for this, but because only the net after tax transfers from the IRA, thereby understating my income by the amounts of tax w/h. Also, this process results in overstating the withdrawals in my investment account. So far, I've tried a variety of workarounds in an attempt to deal with this but nothing seems to solve the problem. I welcome any suggestions and ideas all of you may have to deal with this. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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