Q: Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) of IRA?
I took my required minimum distribution (RMD)from my qualified retirement account (simple IRA) early in April the year before the RMD was required. The next year (year it is required to start withdrawing) can I wait until December 31st?
A: Your required minimum distributions are determined on an annual basis. Therefore, if you took the distribution last year and are trying to include that distribution as part of your required minimum distribution for the following year, it won’t work. There is a different equation that is used when determining the RMD every year. That being said, you can withdraw the amount anytime throughout the year as long as it is the required amount.
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