As most know, once a person hits 72, the IRS require you to take a certain minimum amount from your IRA each year known as your required minimum distribution (RMD). Many do take only the minimum, believing that this will leave more assets to grow tax deferred. However, recent tax changes are a reason to revisit one’s IRA distribution strategy.
MSN’s article entitled “Should You Take an Extra Big RMD This Year?” says that although some people are worried about paying more in taxes this year than they need to, and many want to take the bare minimum of their required minimum distribution (RMD), others seek to find a broader tax strategy.
Those people may want to consider going big with their RMDs. Let’s look the wisdom of taking more than the required minimum distribution from your IRA.
The article gives us four considerations to help with your RMD decision about possibly taking more than the IRA RMD in any year:
Consulting with your income tax advisor, financial advisor and attorney will help you make the best decisions regarding your RMDs.
Reference: MSN (Nov. 23, 2021) “Should You Take an Extra Big RMD This Year?”