Ed Slott To Advisors: Don’t Make Changes Based On New RMD Guidance Yet

Friday, April 23, 2021

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Two tax and retirement specialists say a recent IRS publication has thrown IRA inheritance planning into chaos, but that advisors shouldn’t make changes just yet.

Until the release of IRS Publication 590-B (Pub 590-B), retirement and tax experts told advisors that 2019’s SECURE Act required that the entire balance of an inherited IRA be withdrawn by Dec. 31 of the 10th year following the original account owner’s death, but that no annual required minimum distributions (RMDs) would be necessary, said Ed Slott, founder of Ed Slott and Co.