A Baby Boomer Retirement Quiz You Can’t Afford To Fail

What age must you begin accepting IRA distributions to avoid a tax penalty?

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Retry Correct Incorrect To avoid IRS penalties you must begin taking a minimum distribution from your retirement accounts annually starting when you turn 70½.
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What age must you begin accepting IRA distributions to avoid a tax penalty?

  • 65
  • 70
  • 69.5
  • 70.5
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