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Important IRS Rule Changes Regarding Inherited IRAs

By:  Paul Horn, CFP®, CPWA®, Senior Financial Planner I am under the firm belief that as long as the IRS exists, we have job security. Trying to understand and interpret the IRS feels akin to reading hieroglyphics with no formal training. Often the IRS will create a new rule, but it generally takes time for them to interpret and clarify the ruling. We have seen this occur with rules around how...

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The Best Strategies for your Required Minimum Distributions

By:  Henry VanBuskirk, CFP®, Wealth Manager The current rule states that you must take your first Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) by April 1st of the year after you reach 72 and annually thereafter by December 31st of each year. When the SECURE Act became law on December 20, 2019, the RMD age was pushed back from age 70.5 to age 72.  Plans affected by RMD rules are: 401(k) plans, 403(b)...

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Don’t Forget to Doublecheck your RMD(s)

We get it. With so much going on, it can be easy to forget taking your required minimum distribution (RMD). Failing to take the full amount of an RMD could result in a penalty tax of 50% of the difference. When do I need to take them? How much do I need to take? Can I avoid the ordinary income from the RMD? This 3-minute BFSG short with Paul Horn, CFP® gives a high-level overview of the most...

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Required Minimum Distribution Roundup

As we approach the end of 2021, now is a good time to take a closer look to make sure you have satisfied your required minimum distributions (RMDs). Generally, RMDs must be taken by December 31 each year (Exception: RMDs are not required from an employer plan if you are still working at the company sponsoring the plan and you do not own more than 5% of the company). Failing to take the full...

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