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Can I avoid taking my required minimum distribution after turning 70 1/2?

| March 14, 2019
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The rules surrounding the Required Minimum Distribution are complicated and often require a few conversations with clients to help them understand the issues that must be considered.

To help make this easier, we have created the “Can I Avoid Taking My RMD After Turning Age 70.5?” This flowchart addresses common issues regarding Required Minimum Distributions as a result of turning 70.5:

  • What to do if you forgot to take an RMD
  • How the RMD is calculated
  • Which RMDs can be combined and which ones can not
  • Implications if the client is still working
  • Implication if the client owns more than 5% of the company

Updated for 2019

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