IRA and 401(k) Distribution Rules For 2010 or How Do I Restart The Withdraws?
By: Attorney David Frees with offices in Malvern, West Chester and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
If you stopped taking mandatory IRA or 401(k) distributions last year you might be wondering if you can do the same this year. The quick answer? No.
Well then, the next question is: “If they only allowed me to skip distributions last year how do I start taking them again and are their any remaining effects from last years’s law change on how I calculate distributions?”
Again, for almost all tax payers, there is no change. Your calculation method will be the same as before the 2009 one year change. However, sinceyou skipped a year of withdraws, your calculation will be based on a larger number. That’s it. Fairly simple for a change.
However, there are two technical matters where you might need to pay special attention.
For more on how to calculate mandatory IRA distributions for 2010 see this brief article.
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