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If my Form 1099-R has a number in Box 7, what does it mean?

Box 7 of your Form 1099-R lists a distribution code telling you which kind of distribution you took. Some common distribution codes are:

  • Code 1 -- Early distribution, no known exception (in most cases, under age 59 1/2)
  • Code 2 -- Early distribution, exception applies (under age 59 1/2)
  • Code 3 -- Disability
  • Code 7 -- Normal distribution

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