Required minimum distributions (RMD) must begin for the year in which the account owner reaches age 72, unless an exception applies. Failure to comply with the RMD rules will result in the account owner owing the IRS a 50% excess accumulation penalty on any RMD shortfall. RMDs must also be taken from inherited accounts, and the process for determining RMDs for these accounts is more complex than those that apply to RMDs for non-inherited accounts. Interested parties must understand the compliance requirements that apply to RMDs to be able to assist in ensuring that penalties are avoided.
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Define an RMD so that clients know the minimum amounts to distribute Calculate RMDs and make adjustments when IRA custodians fail to Identify the individuals and accounts that are subject to the RMD rules Identify the RMD mistakes that can occur, how to avoid such mistakes, and how to correct them where possible
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