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2020 Required Minimum Distributions Suspended by CARES Act

April 3, 2020


We hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health.

We want to make you aware of a change which could impact you as a result of the 2020

Individuals who take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs (and 401(k), 403(b)
and some 457 plans) may not have to do so in 2020. This would be very beneficial to clients
who either do not need the distributions or those who could take withdrawals from non-retirement
accounts instead. Those who have already taken distributions within the last 60
days may be able to roll them back, but there are some restrictions you will need to be
aware of.

We suggest you reach out to your accountant as quickly as possible to see if this applies to
you. If you can benefit from this change, please let us know immediately.

As a reminder, funds withdrawn from IRA accounts are taxed as ordinary income, and not
taking a distribution this year could save you income taxes.

We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.


The Portfolio Strategy Group

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