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The answer is "yes" you can use the distribution from the IRA to satisfy your RMD distribution for the year.
Is there any type of IRS reference that I can point to if the IRS questions my action? Remember, IRA #3 dropped into the estate, not directly to me. The executor cut a check from that account to me per terms of the will. IRA #4 is directly naming me as a beneficiary from the estate inherited IRA. Can I tie that general estate distribution in #3 to MRD from the child of IRA #4. I just want to be clear before I make a serious commitment.
Oh I thought that IRA check went directly to you I'm sorry I missed that
In that event, the estate took that distribution and you would have to take an RMD out of #4 based on #4
Does that make sense?
So, I cannot take "credit" for the distribution to the estate as an MRD? It simply goes to no one?
That is correct
Just for clarity, I must be fully taxed on my share og IRA #3 and also take a taxable distribution of 25% (Single Life expectancy of my father) from IRA #4? Bummer
Yes, that is correct
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