AMJAD A. SHEIKH, Petitioner v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent, UNITED STATES TAX COURT - SUMMARY OPINION, T.C. Summary Opinion 2007-63, Docket No. 7379-06S., Filed April 25, 2007
AMJAD A. SHEIKH, Petitioner v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent
UNITED STATES TAX COURT - SUMMARY OPINION
T.C. Summary Opinion 2007-63
Docket No. 7379-06S.
Filed April 25, 2007.
PURSUANT TO INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTION 7463(b), THIS OPINION MAY NOT BE TREATED AS PRECEDENT FOR ANY OTHER CASE.
Amjad A. Sheikh, pro se.
Julie A. Jebe , for respondent.
FOLEY, Judge : This case was heard pursuant to section 7463 1 of the Internal Revenue Code in effect at the time the petition was filed. Pursuant to section 7463(b), the decision to be entered is not reviewable by any other court, and this opinion should not be treated as precedent for any other case. The issue for decision is whether petitioner is liable for the section 72(t) 10-percent additional tax relating to an early distribution from a qualified retirement plan.
1 ═ Unless otherwise indicated, all section references are to the Internal Revenue Code in effect for the year in issue.
In 2003, petitioner, who was less than 59-1/2 years of age, received a $9,776 distribution from a qualified retirement plan. Petitioner reported the distribution on his 2003 Federal income tax return. On January 23, 2006, respondent sent petitioner a notice of deficiency relating to 2003. In the notice, respondent determined that petitioner was liable for the section 72(t) 10-percent additional tax because petitioner received an early distribution from a qualified retirement plan. On April 18, 2006, petitioner, while residing in Joliet, Illinois, filed his petition with the Court and contested the 10-percent additional tax.
Section 72(t)(1) imposes a 10-percent additional tax on an early distribution from a qualified retirement plan. Petitioner contends that he is not liable for the additional tax because of financial hardship. Section 72(t)(2) lists several exceptions to the additional tax, but there is no exception relating to financial hardship. Arnold v. Commissioner , 111 T.C. 250, 255 (1998). Accordingly, respondent's determination is sustained.
Contentions we have not addressed are irrelevant, moot, or meritless.
To reflect the foregoing,
Decision will be entered for respondent.