Tag Archives: Required Minimum Distributions

RMD’s not taken can be taxed at 50% … Nope not kidding … Yikes … More IRS agents hired … And if missed you have to file special tax forms … Yikes X 2 … Many Financial Institutions are Mandating a December 1 Completion … Take them Now Before the Rush!

Many of you may be wondering why we are so firm of completing RMD’s in what may seem like “Early” Calendar Fashion…

This year marks the first year of full force RMD’s since the new age 72 (recall it was 70.5 a couple of years ago)

Let’s not forget the following headline from just a few months ago too!

From the IRS statement on RMD’s here:

Consequence for failing to take required minimum distributions

If you do not take any distributions, or if the distributions are not large enough, you may have to pay a 50% excise tax on the amount not distributed as required.

Financial Institutions are Mandating an Early Completion or Going Best Efforts

In addition to the full force of participants … Many institutions are Mandating a December 1 completion or it will be “A Best Efforts Basis” …

Bottom line, the consequences are too large in delaying your RMD – if you have not, take them NOW before the rush ….

Have a Great “RMD’s taken now” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.