Inherited IRA Rules: 7 Things All Beneficiaries Must Know | Bankrate (2022)

An inherited IRA may be the most complex issue to handle well when wrapping up an estate. If you’ve recently inherited an individual retirement account, you can find yourself at the tricky three-way intersection of estate planning, financial planning and tax planning. One wrong decision can lead to expensive consequences, and good luck trying to persuade the IRS to give you a do-over.

Here’s how you can avoid some costly decisions around an inherited IRA.

What is an inherited IRA?

An inherited IRA is an individual retirement account opened when you inherit a tax-advantaged retirement plan (including an IRA or a retirement-sponsored plan such as a 401(k)) following the death of the owner. An heir will typically have to move assets from the original owner’s account to a newly opened IRA in the heir’s name. For this reason, an inherited IRA may also be called a beneficiary IRA.

Anyone can inherit an IRA, but the rules on how you must treat it differ depending on whether you’re the spouse of the original owner or someone else entirely. However, a few exceptions to this treatment do exist, as explained below.

How an inherited IRA works

Any type of IRA may be turned into an inherited IRA, including traditional and Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs and SIMPLE IRAs. Importantly, the income tax treatment of the IRA remains the same from the original account to the inherited IRA. So, accounts made with pre-tax dollars (as in a traditional IRA) or after-tax dollars (as in a Roth IRA) are still treated the same way in an inherited IRA.

Unfortunately, this rule is one of only a few straightforward things about inherited IRAs.

When you inherit an IRA, you have many – too many! – choices to make depending on the situation:

  • If you inherited an IRA, and you’re the spouse of the original owner, you have one set of choices. If you’re a minor child, chronically ill or disabled, or not more than 10 years younger than the original owner, you have another set of choices. But anyone else has a still-different set of options.
  • Whether the original account owner had to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) can also influence what you can and should do with the IRA.
  • Should you try to minimize taxes or maximize cash distribution from the account?

These are a few of the complex questions that an inherited IRA presents to the recipient, and 2019’s SECURE Act shook up long-standing practices, creating more confusion.

Some experts advise IRA beneficiaries to do nothing until they’ve met with a financial advisor who can explain their options.

“The worst thing to do would be to cash out the plan, put it in your account, and then go see an advisor and say, ‘Now what?’” says Natalie Choate, lawyer and author of the retirement plan guide “Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits.”

At that point, you’re in trouble. Before that happens, learn these seven must-know tips for handling an inherited IRA.

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Inherited IRA rules: 7 key things to know

1. Spouses get the most leeway

If someone inherits an IRA from their deceased spouse, the survivor has several choices for what to do with it:

  • Treat the IRA as if it were your own, naming yourself as the owner.
  • Treat the IRA as if it were your own by rolling it over into another account, such as another IRA or a qualified employer plan, including 403(b) plans.
  • Treat yourself as the beneficiary of the plan.

If you’re a surviving spouse, you can roll over the inherited IRA into your own account, but no one else will receive this privilege. You have other options for taking the money as well, and each course of action may create additional choices that you must make. In addition, your options depend on whether the deceased spouse was under or at least age 72.

For example, if you as a surviving spouse are the sole beneficiary and treat the IRA as your own, you may have to take RMDs, depending on your age, or you may have to fully withdraw the money in 10 years. But in the right circumstances, you may have the option of not withdrawing money.

“If you were not interested in taking money out at this time, you could let that money continue to grow in the IRA until you reach age 72,” says Frank St. Onge, an enrolled agent at Total Financial Planning, LLC in the Detroit area, when discussing IRAs inherited from a spouse.

In addition, spouses “are able to roll the IRA into an account for themselves. That resets everything. Now they are able to name their own beneficiary that will succeed them and be able to deal with the IRA as if it is their own,” says Carol Tully, CPA, principal at Wolf & Co. in Boston.

The IRS provides further rules around your options, including what you can do with a Roth IRA, where the rules differ substantially from traditional IRAs.

2. Choose when to take your money

If you’ve inherited an IRA, you’ll need to take action to avoid running afoul of IRS rules.

Your available options as an inheritor depend on whether you’re chronically ill or disabled, a minor child, or not less than 10 years younger than the original owner, known as an eligible designated beneficiary. If you’re not someone in one of these categories, known as a designated beneficiary, you have a different set of rules. (And spouses have their own set of rules, as discussed above.)

If you’re in the former group, you have two options:

  1. You can transfer assets into an inherited IRA in your name and choose to take RMDs over your life expectancy of that of the deceased account holder’s.
  2. You can transfer assets into an inherited IRA in your name and choose to take distributions over 10 years. There is no RMD each year, but you must liquidate the account by Dec. 31 of the year, which is 10 years after the original owner’s death.

Your ability to access these options depends on whether the original owner of the IRA was under or at least age 72.

The first option allows most of your funds to grow for potentially decades while you take minimal amounts out each year.

In the second option, the beneficiary is forced to take all the money over 10 years. For substantial accounts, that can add up to a monstrous income tax bill — unless the IRA is a Roth, in which case, taxes were paid before money went into the account.

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If you’re in the designated beneficiaries group (but not eligible designated beneficiaries), you can select only the 10-year rule as outlined above. You’ll have up to December 31 of the year that is 10 years after the original account owner’s death to fully withdraw the account.

When you’re considering how to take withdrawals, you’ll need to follow the legal requirements while balancing the tax impact of withdrawals and the advantages of letting the money continue to grow over time.

The IRS website has more information on the topic of RMDs.

3. Be aware of year-of-death required distributions

Another hurdle for beneficiaries of traditional IRAs is figuring out if the benefactor had taken his or her RMD in the year of death. If the original account owner hasn’t done this, it’s the responsibility of the beneficiary to make sure the minimum has been met.

“Let’s say your father dies Jan. 24, leaving you his IRA. He probably hadn’t gotten around to taking out his distribution yet. The beneficiary has to take it out if the original owner didn’t. If you don’t know about that or forget to do it, you’re liable for a penalty of 50 percent” of the amount not distributed, Choate says.

Not surprisingly, that can cause a problem if someone dies late in the year. The last day of the calendar year is the deadline for taking that year’s RMD.

“If your father dies on Christmas Day and still hasn’t taken out the distribution, you may not even find out that you own the account until it’s already too late to take out that year’s distribution,” she says.

If the deceased was not yet required to take distributions, then there is no year-of-death required distribution.

4. Take the tax break coming to you

An inherited IRA may be taxable, depending on the type. If you inherit a Roth IRA, you’re free of taxes. But with a traditional IRA, any amount you withdraw is subject to ordinary income taxes.

For estates subject to the estate tax, inheritors of an IRA will get an income-tax deduction for the estate taxes paid on the account. The taxable income earned (but not received by the deceased) is called “income in respect of a decedent.”

“When you take a distribution from an IRA, it’s taxable income,” says Choate. “But because that person’s estate had to pay a federal-estate tax, you get an income-tax deduction for the estate taxes that were paid on the IRA. You might have $1 million of income with a $350,000 deduction to offset against that.”

“It’s not necessary that you were the person who paid the taxes; just that someone did,” she says.

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For 2022, estates worth more than $12.06 million are subject to the estate tax, up from $11.70 million in 2021.

5. Don’t ignore beneficiary forms

An ambiguous, incomplete or missing designated beneficiary form can sink an estate plan.

Many people assume they filled out the form correctly at one point.

“You ask who their beneficiary is, and they think they know. But the form hasn’t been completed, or it’s not on record with the custodian. That creates a lot of problems,” says Tully.

If there is no designated beneficiary form and the account goes to the estate, the beneficiary will be stuck with the five-year rule for distributions from the account.

The simplicity of the form can be misleading. Just a few pieces of information can direct large sums of money.

“One form like that can control millions of dollars, whereas a trust could be 50 pages,” says M.D. Anderson, founder of InheritedIRAHell.com and president of Arizona-based Financial Strategies, which specializes in inherited IRA issues. “People procrastinate, they don’t update forms and cause all kinds of legal entanglement.”

6. Improperly drafted trusts can be bad news

It is possible to list a trust as a primary beneficiary of an IRA. It is also possible that this will go horribly wrong. Done incorrectly, a trust can unwittingly limit the options of beneficiaries.

Tully says that if the provisions of the trust are not carefully drafted, some custodians won’t be able to see through the trust to determine the qualified beneficiaries, in which case the IRA’s accelerated distribution rules would come into play.

The trust needs to be drafted by a lawyer “who’s experienced with the rules for leaving IRAs to trusts,” says Choate.

Without highly specialized advice, the snarls can be difficult to untangle.

7. A Roth IRA can help you sidestep some of the tax issues

One of the less obvious benefits of the Roth IRA is how it eliminates some tax issues in estate planning. Given the complexity of inherited IRAs, it’s valuable when anything simplifies the process. In general, the Roth IRA allows you to pass assets tax-free to heirs, meaning that later they won’t be taxed on the principal. However, the Roth IRA doesn’t eliminate all tax issues.

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For example, if a spouse inherits a Roth IRA and decides to treat it as their own, any withdrawn earnings on the account will be taxable until the spouse reaches age 59 ½ and the five-year holding period has been met.

Or if you take a lump sum distribution of the account, you’ll also enjoy a tax-free withdrawal as long as the five-year holding period on the account was met. If this rule was not met, any withdrawn earnings are taxable.

Of course, there are other ways to treat the Roth IRA that have different implications, and you’ll want to explore which one works best for your situation. But the fact that the Roth IRA reduces the tax impact on heirs may make it easier to decide what to do with the money.

Where to turn for help

Inherited IRAs present many complications, even more so than the already-strict rules of an IRA plan. But you have several options, including some free ones, that can get you going in the right direction so that you can avoid costly mistakes.

First off, you can search for help on the IRS website. The site offers comprehensive rules on distributions from IRAs, and it’s a good first resource to answer your questions. But what the IRS doesn’t offer is advice on which course of action you should take or what might be best for your individual situation. So your next move is to consult with your IRA custodian, who will have more detailed info on your plan and how you can proceed.

But some IRA custodians are more versed than others in the complex rules surrounding inherited IRAs.

“Talk about it with the custodian ahead of time,” says Tully. “Plans are great, but only as far as the ability to have them properly implemented.”

The problem is that a mistake, or bad advice, made on the part of the custodian can create difficulties for the beneficiaries, and the IRS will not be sympathetic.

“The malpractice is irreversible. You cannot argue abatement of penalty and interest and taxation in an inherited IRA case. There is no justice other than a private letter ruling,” says Anderson. A private letter ruling involves handing over an IRS fee of about $6,000 to $10,000 and then waiting six months for an answer, he adds.

Finally, you have the option of hiring a lawyer or financial advisor but be sure to select one with experience in this specific field. In the case of a financial advisor, pick a fee-only fiduciary, because they will put your interests first and you – not someone else – are paying them to do so.

This kind of advisor will help you make a decision that meets your needs and fits your specific situation. That’s especially important when the issues here are complex and it’s easy for unscrupulous advisors to do what’s in their best interest rather than yours.

If you’re getting conflicting advice or something seems wrong, don’t sign anything that could lead to something irreversible. Get a second opinion from someone with expertise specific to inherited IRAs. It really can be that complicated.

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Bottom line

An inherited IRA can be a windfall, especially if you’re able to take advantage of decades of tax-advantaged compound growth. But as you’re navigating the process, you’ll want to make sure that you avoid the pitfalls, which unfortunately seem all too easy to fall into. While relatively easy questions can likely be answered online, it could be well worth the cost to hire an advisor to help you maximize your decision and make sure it’s the best option for you.

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What are the new rules for inherited IRA distributions? ›

For IRAs inherited from original owners who have passed away on or after January 1, 2020, the new law requires many beneficiaries to withdraw all assets from an inherited IRA or 401(k) plan within 10 years following the death of the account holder.

What is the 10-year inherited IRA rule? ›

10-year rule.

The 10-year rule requires the IRA beneficiaries who are not taking life expectancy payments to withdraw the entire balance of the IRA by December 31 of the year containing the 10th anniversary of the owner's death.

Is there a 10 penalty on inherited IRA distributions? ›

Typically, if you're under age 59-½, any withdrawals from Traditional IRAs and withdrawals of earnings from Roth IRAs are subject to a 10% penalty. This penalty is waived for Inherited IRAs.

Should you take a lump sum from an inherited IRA? ›

For this and other reasons, a lump-sum distribution is generally not regarded as the best way to distribute funds from an inherited IRA or plan. Other options for taking post-death distributions will typically provide more favorable tax treatment and other advantages.

What is the best thing to do with an inherited IRA? ›

Treat the IRA as if it were your own, naming yourself as the owner. Treat the IRA as if it were your own by rolling it over into another account, such as another IRA or a qualified employer plan, including 403(b) plans. Treat yourself as the beneficiary of the plan.

How do I avoid paying taxes on an inherited IRA? ›

Funds withdrawn from an inherited Roth IRA are generally tax-free if they are considered qualified distributions. That means the funds have been in the account for at least five years, including the time the original owner of the account was alive.

Do inherited IRAs get a step up in basis? ›

IRAs do not receive a step-up in basis at death.

Most assets held by the deceased get a “step-up” in basis at the date of death, usually eliminating gain that would otherwise be recognized. The beneficiary of the IRA inherits the owner's basis without any basis adjustment.

How do you split an inherited IRA? ›

The inherited IRA must be split by December 31 of the year following the year the owner died. Each beneficiary retitles her share of the IRA and can then stretch out distributions over her lifetime. If the account isn't split, the life expectancy of the oldest beneficiary must be used to calculate RMDs.

Do I have to report an inherited IRA on my tax return? ›

Death and the Traditional IRA

However, distributions from an inherited traditional IRA are taxable. This is referred to as “income in respect of a decedent.” That means if the owner would have paid tax, the income is taxable to the beneficiary.

Do beneficiaries pay taxes on bank accounts? ›

Similarly, if you inherit a bank account, you don't pay income tax on the funds in the account, but if they start earning interest, the interest payments are your taxable income.

What table do you use for inherited IRA? ›

A spouse beneficiary who establishes an inherited IRA will only use the IRS's Single Life Expectancy Table.

How long does it take to empty an inherited IRA? ›

You have five years to withdraw all the money from an inherited IRA if the account owner died in 2019 or earlier, and 10 years if they died in 2020 or later.

How much money can you inherit without paying taxes on it? ›

There is no federal inheritance tax—that is, a tax on the sum of assets an individual receives from a deceased person. However, a federal estate tax applies to estates larger than $11.7 million for 2021 and $12.06 million for 2022. The tax is assessed only on the portion of an estate that exceeds those amounts.

What is the tax rate for cashing out an inherited IRA? ›

If the money is withdrawn before the age of 59½, there's a 10% tax penalty imposed by the IRS and the distribution would be taxed at the owner's income tax rate. 4 If you inherit a traditional IRA to which both deductible and nondeductible contributions were made, part of each distribution is taxable.

What do you do with an inherited IRA from a parent? ›

The first thing you have to do is open an inherited IRA in the name of the original account holder for your benefit. Just like the original account holder, you won't be taxed on the assets until you take a distribution, so your tax hit is spread out. There is no 10 percent penalty for early withdrawals.

Who pays taxes on inherited IRA? ›

IRAs and inherited IRAs are tax-deferred accounts. That means that tax is paid when the holder of an IRA account or the beneficiary takes distributions—in the case of an inherited IRA account. IRA distributions are considered income and, as such, are subject to applicable taxes.

Are inherited IRAs subject to estate tax? ›

When a taxable IRA is inherited, the beneficiary who subsequently takes distributions pays income tax, just as the IRA owner would have, had he or she lived. The deceased IRA owner would not have also paid the estate tax, since he or she would still have been alive. The IRS provides a federal tax break regarding IRD.

Do inherited IRAs go through probate? ›

Unless payable to an estate, IRAs do not pass through the will. Your IRA account has a beneficiary, who will receive your IRA at death, regardless of what you state in your will or living trust. Unless payable to an estate, IRAs are not subject to probate.

What assets do not get a step up in basis at death? ›

Assets That Don't Qualify for a Step-Up in Basis

Pension plans. Money market accounts. Tax-deferred annuities. Certificates of deposit.

How do you separate an inherited IRA from a sibling? ›

When there are multiple beneficiaries, the person who is the oldest will be used to determine the minimum required distribution amount. Thus, it will be determined by the age of the oldest sibling.

Do I get a 1099 for an inherited IRA? ›

When a taxpayer receives a distribution from an inherited IRA, they should receive from the financial instruction a 1099-R, with a Distribution Code of '4' in Box 7. This gross distribution is usually fully taxable to the beneficiary/taxpayer unless the deceased owner had made non-deductible contributions to the IRA.

What is considered a large inheritance? ›

What Is Considered a Large Inheritance? There are varying sizes of inheritances, but a general rule of thumb is $100,000 or more is considered a large inheritance. Receiving such a substantial sum of money can potentially feel intimidating, particularly if you've never previously had to manage that kind of money.

Why did I get a 1099 for inheritance? ›

This means that when the beneficiary withdraws those monies from the accounts, the beneficiary will receive a 1099 from the company administering the plan and must report that income on their income tax return (and must pay income taxes on the sum).

Can a beneficiary withdraw money from a bank account? ›

The bank will have the paperwork, signed by the deceased owner, which authorized the beneficiary to inherit the funds. The beneficiary can withdraw the money or open a new account.

What happens to an inherited IRA when the beneficiary dies? ›

Inherited IRAs: Old Rules

If an original beneficiary died prior to depleting the full inherited IRA, the successor beneficiary was able to "step into the shoes" of the original beneficiary. They could continue to take the RMD each year based on the original beneficiary's remaining life expectancy.

How is RMD calculated on an inherited IRA? ›

The amount of your RMD is usually determined by the fair market value (FMV) of your IRA as of December 31 of the previous year, factored by your age and your life expectancy using the uniform life expectancy method. Sometimes FMV and RMD calculations need to be adjusted after December 31.

Do you have to take a distribution from an inherited IRA in 2020? ›

You can skip your distribution for 2020. The new coronavirus relief law permits savers to skip mandatory withdrawals from their IRA or 401(k) for this year. This new waiver also applies to beneficiaries who have inherited retirement accounts.

Do you have to take inherited IRA distribution in 2020? ›

What's an RMD? The IRS requires that most owners of IRAs withdraw part of their tax-deferred savings each year, starting at age 72 (age 70½ if you attained age 70½ before 2020) or after inheriting any IRA account for certain individual beneficiaries. That withdrawal is known as a required minimum distribution (RMD).

Does the SECURE Act affect inherited IRAs? ›

Inheriting an IRA

The SECURE Act made major changes by requiring that most beneficiaries must draw down their inherited IRA within 10 years after the IRA creator's death. No more “stretching out” the payments over the beneficiary's life expectancy.

At what age can you withdraw from an inherited IRA? ›

If you inherit a traditional IRA, you can cash out the account at any age -- even before you reach age 59½ -- without having to pay a 10% early-withdrawal penalty. But you will have to pay taxes on the money in the account (except for any nondeductible contributions).

Do I have to report an inherited IRA on my tax return? ›

Death and the Traditional IRA

However, distributions from an inherited traditional IRA are taxable. This is referred to as “income in respect of a decedent.” That means if the owner would have paid tax, the income is taxable to the beneficiary.

What table do you use for inherited IRA? ›

A spouse beneficiary who establishes an inherited IRA will only use the IRS's Single Life Expectancy Table.

How do you split an inherited IRA? ›

The inherited IRA must be split by December 31 of the year following the year the owner died. Each beneficiary retitles her share of the IRA and can then stretch out distributions over her lifetime. If the account isn't split, the life expectancy of the oldest beneficiary must be used to calculate RMDs.

What do you do with an inherited IRA from a parent? ›

The first thing you have to do is open an inherited IRA in the name of the original account holder for your benefit. Just like the original account holder, you won't be taxed on the assets until you take a distribution, so your tax hit is spread out. There is no 10 percent penalty for early withdrawals.

What is the RMD for 2021? ›

If you were born June 30,1949 or earlier, you should have taken your 2021 RMD by December 31, 2021. If you were born July 1, 1949 through to December 31, 1949, you must take an RMD for 2021 by April 1, 2022. If you were born January 1, 1950, or later, you do not have RMDs due until the year you reach age 72.

You have a few choices on how you treat this IRA (unless you inherited an IRA from your spouse, then different options apply).. However, if you inherited an IRA from someone who is not your spouse , you can't roll the account into your own IRA or treat it as your own.. On Dec. 20, 2019, the SECURE Act passed, requiring that non-spouse beneficiaries of IRAs must cash in IRA assets by December 31 of the 10th year after the original owner’s death.. If you choose this option, you must cash in the entire inherited IRA by December 31 of the 10th year following the original IRA owner’s death.. Exceptions to the 10-year rule include payments made to an eligible designated beneficiary: a surviving spouse, a minor child of the account owner, a disabled or chronically ill beneficiary, and a beneficiary who is not more than 10 years younger than the original IRA owner or 401(k) participant.. As a beneficiary, you must take minimum distribution amounts from the inherited IRA each year, according to your life expectancy, using a specific set of rules.. If you are the recipient of a stretch IRA, your first required minimum distribution must occur by December 31 of the year following the year of the original IRA owner’s death.. Your age as of December 31 of the year following the original IRA owner’s death The account balance as of December 31 of the prior year. If the original IRA owner died before Dec. 31, 2019, the stretch IRA option is available.. If the original IRA owner died on or after Jan. 1, 2020, then the IRA falls under the SECURE Act's rules.. That means non-spousal beneficiaries must withdraw all assets from an inherited IRA or 401(k) plan by December 31 of the 10th year following the IRA owner's death.. However, when the trust's beneficiaries are individuals, those individuals will be treated as designated IRA beneficiaries to determine RMDs.

An inherited IRA is an individual retirement account opened when you inherit a tax-advantaged retirement plan (including an IRA or a retirement-sponsored plan such as a 401(k) ) following the death of the owner.. For this reason, an inherited IRA may also be called a beneficiary IRA.. Anyone can inherit an IRA, but the rules on how you must treat it differ depending on whether you’re the spouse of the original owner or someone else entirely.. Any type of IRA may be turned into an inherited IRA, including traditional and Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs and SIMPLE IRAs .. Importantly, the income tax treatment of the IRA remains the same from the original account to the inherited IRA.. So, accounts made with pre-tax dollars (as in a traditional IRA) or after-tax dollars (as in a Roth IRA ) are still treated the same way in an inherited IRA.. Treat the IRA as if it were your own by rolling it over into another account, such as another IRA or a qualified employer plan, including 403(b) plans.. “If you were not interested in taking money out at this time, you could let that money continue to grow in the IRA until you reach age 72,” says Frank St. Onge, an enrolled agent at Total Financial Planning, LLC in the Detroit area, when discussing IRAs inherited from a spouse.. For substantial accounts, that can add up to a monstrous income tax bill — unless the IRA is a Roth , in which case, taxes were paid before money went into the account.. If there is no designated beneficiary form and the account goes to the estate, the beneficiary will be stuck with the five-year rule for distributions from the account.. For example, if a spouse inherits a Roth IRA and decides to treat it as their own, any withdrawn earnings on the account will be taxable until the spouse reaches age 59 ½ and the five-year holding period has been met.. Inherited IRAs present many complications, even more so than the already-strict rules of an IRA plan.. But some IRA custodians are more versed than others in the complex rules surrounding inherited IRAs.

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