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Top 20 Questions Advisors Ask About the SECURE Acts and Other IRA Rules (IRQ2)

Thursday, June 27, 2024
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Eastern)

Denise Appleby, MJ, APA, CISP, CRPS, CRC

  • Format Webinar
  • Credits 2.00
  • Level Basic
  • Field of Study Taxes (2)



Advisors often ask clarifying questions as they increasingly gain an understanding of new and existing tax laws that govern IRAs. Some provisions see more questions than others due to their complexity, popularity, and level of impact on tax benefits. This course focuses on the top 20 of these questions and on SECURE Act 1.0, SECURE Act 2.0, and other hot topics. This course aims to help the advisor provide clients with the correct responses based on their IRA profiles.

Major Topics:

  • 529 to Roth: who, what, when, and how
  • SECURE Act 1.0 and the 10-year rule
  • Roth IRA beneficiary options
  • Where the stretch IRA really ends
  • The new limitations for spouse IRA beneficiaries
  • The new spouse options for spouse beneficiaries
  • New RMD rules for Roth 401(k)s
  • Overriding the 10-year rule for an eligible designated beneficiary
  • How the age of death affects beneficiary options
  • The new early distribution penalty exceptions
  • Rollovers vs. transfers for spouse beneficiaries
  • Qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) for owners and beneficiaries
  • The “at least as rapidly” (ALAR) rule
  • New reduced rate for excess accumulation penalty on RMD failures
  • How to avoid unlimited accrual of the 6% excise tax
  • How to avoid unlimited accrual of the 25% excise tax
  • Clarifying the definition of disability for an exception to the 10% additional tax
  • The new starting ages for RMDs
  • Designated vs. eligible designated beneficiaries and their options
  • Catch-up contributions for ages 50 and over
  • Catch-up contributions for ages 60 to 63
  • When the 60-day deadline is missed
  • When the one-per-year rollover limit is about to be broken
  • Retaining qualifications for exceptions to the 10% additional tax

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the new distribution options for beneficiaries, as clarified by the proposed RMD regulations for SECURE Act 1.0
  • Communicate to clients new opportunities for participants and beneficiaries to avoid excise tax and costly penalties
  • Talk to clients about implementing unique tax-saving opportunities for spouses and other eligible designated beneficiaries
  • Be well-versed in other recent developments that affect IRAs and employer plans

Who should take this course:

All practitioners advising clients on these complex issues









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