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Saving money for retirement in a tax-deferred account has many benefits – but you can only defer taxes so long before they must be paid, which is why U.S. tax law requires a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). An RMD is the amount of money that must be withdrawn annually from a tax deferred account (including traditional IRAs, SEP IRAs, and Simple IRAs) once the owner reaches a certain age. RMDs are taxed as ordinary income.
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Over the past few years, tax law changes have created planning challenges and opportunities for owners of IRAs looking to maximize the after-tax value of their legacy.  We covered one key strategy, Roth conversions, in our DHG Insights feature Examining Roth Conversions in the Current Legislative Landscape.  For charitably inclined IRA owners over 70 ½, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) often provide the most tax efficient way of funding charitable goals.
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