RMDs are back – Here’s how to soften the tax blow
Abstract: Required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans were suspended in 2020, but no such relief is available in 2021. This article looks at a couple strategies to help individuals soften the tax blow of RMDs. This includes naming a spouse as sole beneficiary and making a qualified charitable distribution. A sidebar suggests tax minimizing strategies for those nearing retirement.