Considerations When Inheriting an IRA

Diane DeCesare of Drucker & Scaccetti is a member of XPX Philadelphia

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When inheriting an IRA (Roth or Traditional) you may wonder about available choices regarding the account title as well as distributions. Are distributions required? If so, how long do you have to take these distributions and when do these distributions begin? Are you eligible to move the IRA to your own name; and, if so, should you do this, or must the account name reference the decedent and their date of death? What are the tax implications of these choices? Today, we’ll answer these questions and more as we explore inheriting an IRA.

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Updated: January 4th, 2022

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