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SECURE Act Complicated Things, CARES Act Further Changes IRA Withdrawal Rules

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on May 26, 2020

By Harry S. Margolis

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As we explained in this post, the SECURE Act passed by Congress at the end of 2019 changed many of the longstanding rules around IRA withdrawals, eliminating the so-called "stretch" IRA for many beneficiaries and delaying required withdrawals to age 72 for those born after June 30, 1949.

As we've just begun getting used to these new rules, as part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act), Congress made some other changes applicable only for this year. These include:

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Topics: Retirement Planning, Retirement Benefits, Required Minimum Distributions, IRA

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