Tax Reporting: How does a trustee-to-trustee transfer differ from a rollover?

A transfer of funds in your traditional IRA from one trustee directly to another, either at your request or at the trustee's request, is not considered a rollover. Because there is no distribution to you, the transfer is tax free. Because it is not a rollover, it is not subject to the 1-year waiting period required between rollovers.  Trustee-to-trustee transfers are not required to be reported on Form 1099-R.

In compliance with Treasury Department Circular 230, unless stated to the contrary, any information contained in this FAQ was not intended or written to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on any taxpayer.