In the multitudinous legislation that is unfolding as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the IRS has issued relief from taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs and employer sponsored plans under the CARES Act. Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS, interviews Ed Slott, CPA, in this fast-paced, jam-packed episode about the impact of the CARES Act on RMDs:
- What is the new RMD rule under the CARES Act and how does it work?
- Who is eligible to waive the RMDs and who does it benefit?
- What are the tax planning strategies you should consider?
- How does this provision impact the 5-year rule and IRAs without a designated beneficiary?
- What if you already took your RMD and you don’t need it?
- How do you piece together the various guidance and relief to understand the rules?
Access the related resources from this podcast:
- Relief for Reporting Required Minimum Distributions for IRAs for 2020 - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-06.pdf
- Additional Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-23.pdf
- Time for performing certain acts postponed by reason of service in a combat zone or a federally-declared disaster - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-18-58.pdf
- Visit https://www.aicpa.org/pfp/covid19 to find a client alert that explains the highlights of the CARES Act, including relief to retirement plan provisions.
- Visit aicpa.org/covid19tax to find tax guidance and more.
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