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Beneficiary Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) - Spouse Inherited IRA

The IRS Code provides special rules that apply when original account owner's beneficiary is his/her spouse. The spouse beneficiary may elect to treat the inherited account as his/her own and Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) do not have be begin until the spouse beneficiary is age 72 (or 70 1/2 if born before 7/1/1949). The spouse beneficiary can also elect to not treat the inherited account as his/her own. Use this calculator to determine the Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) as a spouse beneficiary electing not to treat the inherited qualified retirement account as his/her own. This calculator only applies to the first-generation beneficiary not a second-generation beneficiary. In the event of the first beneficiary's death, the second beneficiary should contact their own tax advisor for information on the appropriate RMD calculation. This calculator has been updated for the 'SECURE Act of 2019 and CARES Act of 2020'.

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