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What You Need to Know About Inheriting an IRA – Season 7: Episode 9

It’s always nice to receive a big chunk of money outside of our normal expected income. Whether it’s a bonus check from work, a lottery windfall, or an inheritance of some kind, any extra cash is generally a good thing.

If you’ve inherited an IRA, though, whether it’s from a deceased spouse or someone else entirely, there are some rules you need to be aware of. Depending on when the person died and how old you are when you received the asset, among other things, if you’re not careful with how you treat it, you could be looking at a bigger tax bill than you’d expected.

Learn more about this important topic from podcast host Johnny Dean and his guest, “Professor” Rick Plum, CFP® on this week’s episode of Managing Your Financial Future!

Important Information:

The information provided should not be considered specific tax, legal, or investment advice and is not specific to any individual’s personal circumstances. To the extent that this material concerns tax matters, it is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Each taxpayer should seek independent advice from a tax professional based on his or her individual circumstances.

You should always seek counsel of the appropriate advisor prior to making any investment decision. All investments are subject to risk including the loss of principal. This material was gathered from sources believed to be reliable, however, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

No client or prospective client should assume that the presentation (or any component thereof) serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized advice from Lucia Capital Group or from any other investment professional.

IRA withdrawals will be taxed at ordinary income rates. Withdrawals prior to age 59½ may also be subject to a 10% penalty tax.

Rick Plum is a registered representative with, and securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor and member FINRA/SIPC. The investment professionals are affiliated with LPL Financial and are conducting business using the name Lucia Capital Group, a separate entity from LPL Financial.

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