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I have an IRA. I was planning on leaving most of it to my…

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I have an IRA. I was planning on leaving most of it to my sons.Do I get penalized if I draw from it. I'm on Social Security now.

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I am 66 years old and used to be on disability. I cannot work due to Undiagnosed psycosis.

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I don't think so.

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That is your choice.

At age 66 - you may start distributions from IRA account OR you may keep funds growing.

You will include distributions into your taxable income - so - do not make large distribution and avoid large tax liability.

There is NO penalty - but there might be regular income taxes.

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After you turn 70 1/2 - you will be required to take annual distributions - that is called RMD - required minimum distributions.

Let me know if you need any help with planing your distributions to minimize tax liability.

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