Tax Warrior Chronicles

Considerations When Inheriting an IRA

Posted on Tue, Jan 04, 2022

By: Matt Lebo, CPA

 

When inheriting an IRA (Roth or Traditional) you may wonder about available choices regarding the account title as well as distributions. Are distributions required? If so, how long do you have to take these distributions and when do these distributions begin? Are you eligible to move the IRA to your own name; and, if so, should you do this, or must the account name reference the decedent and their date of death? What are the tax implications of these choices? Today, we’ll answer these questions and more as we explore inheriting an IRA.

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The SECURE Act - Significant Changes for IRAs and 401(k)s – Part II

Posted on Fri, Jan 03, 2020

By: Beth Gaasbeck, CPA, MBA and Robert N. Polans, CPA, MT, PFS

 

Welcome to Part II of our two-part blog discussing the SECURE Act and its impact on retirement and estate planning.  The Act was signed by the President on December 20, 2019, and is effective as of January 1, 2020. Today’s focus is on the not-so-good parts of the Act.

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The SECURE Act - Significant Changes for IRAs and 401(k)s – Part I

Posted on Thu, Jan 02, 2020

By: Beth Gaasbeck, CPA, MBA and Robert N. Polans, CPA, MT, PFS

 

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (the SECURE Act) as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, effective 1/1/2020.  Not exactly a Holiday present, there are favorable and unfavorable provisions impacting your retirement planning.  In this two-part series, we will take a closer look at the highlights under the  law.

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