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New Retirement Law Throws IRA Heirs a Curveball

Monday, January 20, 2020

"The law simply says you must take out the money after 10 years," notes Slott. "Your heirs could simply leave the Roth alone for 10 years and let the assets grow tax-free--and then take a lump sum. All that growth is tax-free, and it comes out tax-free," Slott adds.

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The Secure Act: What Advisors Should Know

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The demise of the stretch IRA is likely to be unwelcome among financial advisors, who have counseled clients to use them as a way of passing down wealth while minimizing the tax hit. An heir could slowly draw down an inherited account over many decades. But the new 10-year deadline would make the IRA a “lousy estate planning vehicle,” retirement expert Ed Slott tells Kapadia.

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