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N-2020-51: Guidance on Waiver of 2020 Required Minimum Distributions

June 23, 2020 IRS Newsroom Tax Coronavirus

Notice 2020-51 provides guidance relating to the waiver in 2020 of required minimum distributions (RMDs) from certain retirement plans and IRAs due to the amendment of   § 401(a)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code by section 2203 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, P.L. 116-136. In particular, this notice provides rollover relief (including an extension of the 60-day rollover period to August 31, 2020) with respect to waived RMDs and certain related payments, permits certain repayments to inherited IRAs, and sets out Q&A’s to answer anticipated questions regarding the waiver of 2020 RMDs.

It will appear in IRB 2020-29 dated July 13, 2020.

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