I’m 26 years old. I am working part-time and going to school full-time at an IRA approved college. I did some early withdrawal distributions from my IRA account to pay for school tuition and books. I deposited the money in my checking account and paid for the schooling directly from my checking account. My question is, when tax season time comes, how do I go about proving that money was used for higher education so that I can avoid paying the 10% penalty?