On 11/2010. I withdrew 15,000.00 from my 401k to put down on a primary residence(first time homebuyer). My understanding is that IRS has certain tax rule exemption on Hardship withdrawl up to 10,000.00. Does anybody know the rule to the exemption early withdrawl from a 401k? if so, what is the IRS form that I need to fill out, what is the CA-FTB form that I need to Fill out? what I'm finding out that rule only applies to early withdraw from IRA accounts.