Inherited an IRA? Four Things Every Beneficiary Should Know

Inherited IRA distribution rules have changed in ways that can significantly impact your taxes and tax strategy.

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Inherited IRA beneficiaries should be aware of several important tax considerations — especially considering recent rule changes and delays involving required minimum distributions (RMDs). 

Here are a few tax things every IRA beneficiary should know.

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor,

As the senior tax editor at, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.