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Hi all:
I must admit I didn't know this, much I fancy I am up on stuff, and no one let me know, either.
Are you all aware that there is no requirement this year to withdraw on IRAs (the minimum distribution thing)? Don't take my word for it; but I found out through AARP. It has to do with interest rates having taken such a dive this year, and many elders having lost substantial interest; so this is to allow them some recovery.
I don't know how many this would help. But just in case. And, again, don't take my word for it; check with your own bank. Lots of wise financial minds on Forum, so maybe you can chime in if you know this to be the case.
By the way, this is for 2020 only, unless they extend it next year.

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I talked to my Adviser he said the age 72 is correct and suggested I set up the distribution next year. This is money we don't plan on touching if we can help it.
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If you can afford it, take as much out of your traditional IRA as you can and put it in a Roth IRA instead. This is what I'm doing with my mom's IRA funds each year in order to pay the lower taxes now rather than later when the rates will be higher.

Not to get political, but there's about a 99.9% chance your taxes will be going up from here on in no matter what any politician says. If you expected to pay taxes this year on those RMD funds, it might not be a bad idea to do it anyway and switch those funds to a tax-free account like a Roth. If you can take more out of the IRA than the RMD amount without bumping yourself up to a higher tax bracket, you should consider doing that.

Obviously, get advice from a tax planner or financial advisor, but if this is something you're considering, you need to get on it. The end of the year will be here before you know it.
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The change was made this for this year only. No distribution or partial distribution is possible. It was changed because of COVID and low interest rates.
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AlvaDeer Nov 9, 2020
yes. exactly.
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Wish I knew this yesterday. Emailed my financial Adviser that I was 70 1/2 this year (71 in Sept) and needed to set this up. Husband is already set up so its automatic every year. Got to email him again.
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FloridaDD Nov 9, 2020
Talk to adviser, there is a limited time period you can pay it back
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There is a wonderful book by Jane Bryant Quinn called Making Your Money Last; it is a wonderful first resource if you don't have much experience managing your retirement funds.
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GardenArtist Nov 9, 2020
I guess I have it easy.  My retirement comes monthly from the SS, so there's not much to manage!
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I see you recommend bogleheads.org all the time. I am definitely going to have to check them out. I wasn't aware of the age change either, Barb.
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One should also be aware that the age for beginning RMDs has been raised from 70.5 to 72.

AARP is a great resource; so is www.bogleheads.org.
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