Avoid Costly Non-Spouse IRA Beneficiary Mistakes in Five Easy Steps

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If you inherit an IRA from a deceased loved one, it is crucial to know the complexities involved. Avoiding costly IRA beneficiary mistakes is crucial. Following the rules to manage the account effectively isn’t straightforward and varies depending on whether you are the deceased’s spouse, a non-spouse, or a trust beneficiary.

With many long-standing retirement rules for beneficiaries upended in recent years under the SECURE Act and SECURE 2.0, it’s critical to understand your options before making any decisions with inherited funds. Mistakes are often irreversible. Before moving an inherited IRA, read these quick tips toAvoid Non-Spouse Beneficiary Mistakes in 5 Easy Steps.”

Avoid Costly Beneficiary Mistakes

  1.  Don’t take any distributions until you have set up your own IRA for these inherited funds.
  2.  Prepare to take Required Minimum Distributions or RMDs. Most non-spouse beneficiaries under the SECURE ACT are subject to a 10-year payout rule, and there are penalties if RMDs are not taken.
  3.  Pay attention to deadlines and records. There are specific dates when your new IRA account must be established. Make sure you designate beneficiaries for your account as well.

Get more steps to avoid costly beneficiary mistakes by downloading our free guide.

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Avoid Non-Spouse Beneficiary Mistakes in 5 Easy Steps

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