Usually, you pay off the 401(k) loan using after-tax dollars, and you must pay income taxes again on the money when you take a distribution in retirement. This means that the IRS will tax the amount twice. The only portion of the loan repayment that is taxed twice is the loan interest on the 401(k) loan.
In this regard, do I have to report a 401k loan on my tax return?
Any money borrowed from a 401(k) account is tax-exempt, as long as you pay back the loan on time. And you’re paying the interest to yourself, not to a bank. You do not have to claim a 401(k) loan on your tax return.
Accordingly, is 401k loan interest tax deductible?
No. Interest on a 401k loan is not deductible, no matter what the money was used for.
Is a 401k loan simple interest?
The interest rate is the same regardless of your credit score, which is one reason why so many people find 401(k) loans tempting. … In this case, you’re paying interest to yourself, not to a bank or your employer. People like to call this transferring money from one pocket to another, but it’s not that simple.
If you quit your job with an outstanding 401(k) loan, the IRS requires you to repay the remaining loan balance within 60 days. Fail to repay within that time, and the IRS and your state will deem the balance as income for that tax year. You’ll need to pay income tax and face a 10% penalty tax in addition.