RMD Rollback extended to August 31, 2020
The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act) enabled any taxpayer with an RMD due in 2020 from a defined-contribution retirement plan, including a 401(k) or 403(b) plan, or an IRA, to skip those RMDs this year. This includes anyone who turned age 70 1/2 in 2019 and would have had to take the first RMD by April 1, 2020. This waiver does not apply to defined-benefit plans.
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a retirement account. The 60-day rollover period for any RMDs already taken this year has been extended to August 31, 2020, to give taxpayers time to take advantage of this opportunity. This repayment is not subject to the one rollover per 12-month period limitation and the restriction on rollovers for inherited IRAs.
If you have taken an RMD in 2020 and wish to roll those funds back into your retirement account, or have additional questions about your existing retirement account, please contact us. For savers/investors considering rolling over an existing retirement account, we offer a complementary telephone consultation to discuss your individual situation.