Getting Around the Stretch IRA Block

Leaving behind a huge tax bill for your heirs with the stretch IRA scuttled? Here are some ways around it as lawmakers consider an updated SECURE Act.

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Many seniors dream of helping to shore up a loved one's financial future by leaving a sizable inheritance after they die. But if retirees aren't careful, they could also end up leaving behind a hefty tax bill.

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Senior Retirement Editor, Kiplinger.com

Jackie Stewart is the senior retirement editor for Kiplinger.com and the senior editor for Kiplinger's Retirement Report.