When you reach age 70½, the Internal Revenue Service instructs you to start making withdrawals from your traditional IRA(s). These withdrawals are also called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). You will make them, annually, from now on.If you fail to take your annual RMD or take out less than the required amount, the I.R.S. will notice.
Quarterly Economic Update THE QUARTER IN BRIEF Summer doldrums? Not exactly. The third quarter brought a number of attention-getting events, and while investors took some cues from them in the short term, Wall Street’s confidence remained – the S&P 500 rose 1.19% in Q3. The abrupt devaluation of the Chinese yuan shocked traders, and
New I.R.S. Contribution Limits The I.R.S. just increased the annual contribution limits on IRAs, 401(k)s, and other widely used retirement plan accounts for 2020. Here’s a quick look at the changes. *Next year, you can put up to $6,000 in any type of IRA. The limit is $7,000 if you will be 50 or
What you should know about naming an IRA beneficiary. Can your IRA be put directly into a trust? In short, no. Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) cannot be put directly into a trust. What you can do, however, is name a trust as the beneficiary of your IRA. The trust would inherit the IRA upon
“When do I have to make mandatory withdrawals from my IRAs?” The basic rule is simple. Mandatory withdrawals from traditional IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and SEP IRAs generally begin after age 70½. They occur every year. (You are never required to make annual withdrawals from a Roth IRA, provided you are its original owner.) If
Facts About Medicare Open Enrollment How much do you know about the different coverage options? Medicare’s open enrollment period runs through December 7. If you are enrolling in Medicare for the first time, you will discover that it is much more complex than an employer-sponsored group health plan.1 When you are enrolled in Medicare,