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What You Should Know About Required Minimum Distributions

With all the legislative changes related to retirement distributions over the last couple of years, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what to expect for the current year.  In particular, it’s critical to know what to expect with Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for tax year 2021.  RMDs are required distributions investors over a certain age must take out every year from their retirement savings accounts. As part of the SECURE Act of 2019, the age when RMDs are required Read more [...]
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Tax Strategies for the Retired Taxpayer: Convert your IRA’s Required Minimum Distribution into a Qualified Charitable Distribution

After years of saving for retirement, it’s time to start using those savings—even if you don’t really need to.  Once you reach 70 ½ years old, you must begin taking annual distributions from your qualified retirement plan.  This is called a required minimum distribution (RMD.)  If you don’t take your RMD, the IRS imposes a severe penalty—it’s a tax of 50% of the amount that was not withdrawn in time! Additionally, any RMD taken is considered ordinary income and will Read more [...]