Your RMDs from your IRA or plan will cease after your death, but your designated beneficiary (or beneficiaries) will then typically be required to take minimum distributions from the account. A spouse beneficiary may generally roll over an inherited IRA or plan account into an IRA in the spouse's own name, allowing the spouse to delay taking additional required distributions until he or she turns 73.
As with required lifetime distributions, proper planning for required post-death distributions is essential. You should consult an estate planning attorney and/or a tax professional.
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