I am in need of paying off a high interest credit card. I have $4,500 in my IRA, $4,000 on cc balance… I was irresponsible. And for years can’t get the balance down. How will this affect taxes next year? that is all I am worried about with early withdrawal. I get that it is a bad idea but I have no other option. This is an old IRA I forgot I even had. How much can I expect to be taken out via taxes, and how will it affect doing taxes next year?