QLACs: A Secret Weapon to Help Reduce RMDs

Worried about taxes and making your money last through retirement? A qualified longevity annuity contract (QLAC) could be a possibility to consider.

(Image credit: FatCamera)

If you are one of many Americans who have salted away large sums of money in 401(k)s and IRAs, you face a tax dilemma. Once you retire, you must generally start taking required minimum distributions (RMD) when you reach age 70½. And the amount, determined by an IRS formula, can be substantial. For example, if you have $1 million in an IRA or 401(k), you must withdraw $36,496.35 at age 70½.

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

This article was written by and presents the views of our contributing adviser, not the Kiplinger editorial staff. You can check adviser records with the SEC or with FINRA.

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Carl Zeidler, CFP, MSFS
Director of Financial Planning, Wall Street Financial Group, Inc.

Carl W. Zeidler is the founder of Wall Street Financial Group Inc. and the director of financial planning and investment services. He is an insurance professional and an Investment Adviser Representative through Wall Street Financial Group. Wall Street Financial Group is a Registered Investment Adviser in Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee.