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Tax Consequences and Complexities of Inheriting a Retirement Account

Gain a thorough understanding of and inherited retirement accounts and advise your clients with confidence.

Retirement accounts such as 401(k)s and IRAs have become popular vehicles for retirement savings and building wealth. It is inevitable that you or your client will inherit one. Unlike most other inherited assets, retirement accounts have tax consequences. This presentation will help you understand the tax consequences and identify what you need to know about the deceased account owner, the beneficiary, and the type of plan/account to properly determine when distributions must occur. You will also learn how to properly calculate the required minimum distributions and what happens if you miss a required distribution and how to correct.

66 minutes
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How to Determine Required Distributions From Retirement Accounts

  • The Age of the Deceased Account Owner - Was It Before or After Their Required Beginning Date?
  • The Beneficiary - Are They an Eligible Designated Beneficiary?
  • The Impact of the 'at Least as Rapidly' Rule

Distributions to Eligible Designate Beneficiaries

  • In General - Distributions to Disabled, Chronically Ill, or Not More Than 10 Years Younger Than Deceased
  • Distributions to Minor Children
  • Distribution to Surviving Spouse

Distributions to Ineligible Beneficiaries

  • Prior to Required Beginning Date to Designated Beneficiaries
  • After Required Beginning Date to Designated Beneficiaries
  • To Beneficiaries Who Are Not Designated Beneficiaries (Estates, Trust, and Charities)

Inheriting Plan Assets Other Than Traditional Investments and Accounts

  • Roth Accounts
  • Real Estate and Collectibles
  • Life Insurance

Impact of Missing Required Distribution

  • Excise Taxes and Reporting
  • Request for Abatement of Penalty Tax
  • Correction
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  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MS CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.1 credit hours.
     
  • NC CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.1
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 66 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.1 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours.
     

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Mary Mlock, CPA

Mary Mlock, CPA

BST

  • Partner in charge of BST Retirement Services with 30 years of experience
  • Focuses practice on employee benefits, and expertise includes design, implementation consulting, and administration of defined contribution plans and other employee benefit plans
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Siena College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or www.bstco.com
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Product ID: 410262
Published 2022
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