RMD (Required Minimum Distributions) is an important part in everyone’s retirement income planning process. As we are approaching the end of the year it is important to remind about the deadlines associated with RMD withdrawals. In order to avoid tax penalties from IRS, withdraw your RMD’s on time from certain retirement accounts. Yes, tax audit can be done by the IRS for the non-withdrawal IRA accounts because withdrawals will be subject to federal income tax. The deadline to withdraw the RMD amount is December-31 2019.

To enjoy the golden years after retirement, the IRS is providing options to invest in a variety of tax-advantaged retirement accounts. The types Of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) can be as follows:

Traditional IRA

This type of individual retirement account will allow your earnings grow tax deferred. There are some advantages and limits in traditional IRA plan. Individuals will be able to deduct the entire amount of the IRA contribution if not covered by retirement plan by the employers. There is no income limit for this plan. You can invest in traditional IRA plan, no matter how much you earn. But one cannot make contribution after the age of 70.5 years. You should begin to take the RMD amount from your account by April 1 of the calendar year following the year you reach the age of 70.5. Failures to withdraw, the IRS will audit your account and can impose a whopping penalty of 50% from the minimum amount to be withdrawn.

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA

This is a plan for those who are self-employed, own a business, employs others or earn freelance income. Generally, employers will be contributors of SEP IRA but employees also be able to make traditional contribution to SEP IRA. Employees can participate only if they are 21 or older and should earn at least $600 in the tax year, and worked with the employer in at least 3 of the past 5 years.

Simple IRA

Simple IRA is a retirement plan offered by small businesses up to 100 employees. Distribution can be taken within 2 years of opening the plan. In simple IRA, the employer can match the contribution of employees up to 3% of salary. When the employee not chooses to participate in the plan, then the employer can make the contribution of a flat 2%. Compared to other retirement plans, simple IRA plan offers lower startup and annual costs.

You can estimate the current and future year’s RMD amount with a simple calculation. It is determined by the prior year’s December 31st IRA account balance. Then check the distribution period based on your age. The account balance should be divided by the distribution factor you found based on your age. Online RMD calculators also available to calculate the amount you can withdraw from your RMD account.

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