As you get closer to the age when you need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your retirement accounts, you are likely wondering about the best way to do it. There are several ways, but any of them depend on your circumstances. When you get closer to the RMD age of 72, you will…
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The Savings Game: Who Has to Report RMDs This Year?
By Elliot Raphaelson From Tribune Content Agency The IRS has issued additional guidelines regarding the reporting of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for beneficiaries under the SECURE Act of 2019. One of the most important provisions of that law raised the minimum age for RMDs from 70 1/2 years of age to 72 years of age….
The Savings Game: Taking RMDs in stock
By Elliot Raphaelson From Tribune Content Agency IRA expert Ed Slott (irahelp.com), in a recent article, discussed an option for required minimum distributions (RMDs) that most investors are not aware of. When investors see the value of their equities fall, they don’t like selling shares in order to take required minimum distributions. Slott pointed out…
Retirement: How to Manage Required Minimum Distributions While Still Working
By Lisa Gerstner From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Many workers aren’t ready to retire at the traditional retirement age of 65 and instead continue working into their 70s. While they can postpone retirement, they can’t entirely delay taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from tax-deferred retirement accounts. If you’re working into your 70s, here’s what you need…
Reducing Your Required Minimum Distributions Tax Bomb for Your Heirs
The type of retirement fund you have can seriously affect the amount of money your beneficiaries will receive. With certain types, they could lose a lot of money to taxes because of laws about 401(k)s and other plans. Some simple changes to the type of your retirement account can enable your heirs to avoid a…
The Savings Game: Rules Regarding Inherited IRAs, and Other Reader Questions
By Elliot Raphaelson Q: My dad passed away in April 2020. He left me his traditional IRA. He was 80 and was taking required minimum distributions. I understand from your columns and others that I am required to take required minimum distributions each year because of the SECURE Act. I was under the impression that,…
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