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How Do RMD's Work?

Shawna Kreis Shawna Kreis , 12/3/2014
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Gelinas Financial, GA, MYGAWhen a person retires from a job, that individual is rewarded with many bonuses for loyalty and one of those is retirement funds. A retiree will enjoy retirement funds until the day that person dies. However, there is a law that every pensioner must follow and that is RMDs or required minimum distributions. Here is how this system works. RMDs are the amount of money a retiree has to withdraw each year which is required by the federal government. This usually happens when an individual reaches the age of 70 ½. Retirees are required to withdraw from their retirement accounts such as traditional IRAs, simple IRAs, simplified employee pension IRAs, and many other types of retirement plans that the employer has sponsored for the individual. The purpose of RMDs and the reason why the federal government requires retirees to follow such a rule is so individuals get at least some money from the account and pay taxes on those funds. Those who do not comply with withdrawing money from their accounts or those who withdraw less than the required minimum amount will be given a severe penalty - 50% of the amount not withdrawn will be taxed which is a lot of money that will be wasted by the owner of the account. At the minimum, if an individual withdraws the minimum amount of money from a retirement account as required by law, it can be used for personal use and also pay for taxes. A retiree should calculate the amount he or she needs to contribute for the RMD. The amount that an account holder withdraws from a retirement plan will be subjected to the RMD requirements. The account balance as of December 31 of the year before the calendar year during which the distribution must be made will be the one to be used as a basis. For yearly withdrawals, a retiree should divide the account balance at the previous year's end by the amount that is indicated in the Uniform Lifetime Table. The table is provided by the IRS. RMDs is a requirement of the federal government and should be followed by every citizen. The upside of this system is that retirees can expect funds to be withdrawn from their accounts. A fraction of that withdrawn amount will be distributed for taxes. Sources:,-Employee/Retirement-Topics-Required-Minimum-Distributions-%28RMDs%29