February 24, 2022

New IRS Regulations Make Significant Changes to the RMD Rules

The IRS has released proposed regulations, REG-105954-20, which make significant changes relating to required minimum distributions (RMDs), including death distributions, from qualified plans and IRAs. The purpose of these regulations is to provide additional guidance to law changes made by the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act). The proposal, filed with the federal register on February 24, 2022, is now available for review at https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-02522


The changes include:

•      new rules for eligible designated beneficiary payouts after an IRA owner’s death

•      clarifications on when trusts are named as IRA beneficiaries

•      mandated annual withdrawals under the 10-year-rule

•      new guidance when minor children are named beneficiaries


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