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1. Get the right table (that's probably the hardest part)
2. Find your age (or sometimes the original owner's age) in the table
3. Look at the number next to the age.
4. Divide the previous year-end balance in the IRA by the number from step 3.
5. Withdraw that amount from the IRA

Lather, rinse, repeat each year.

yes. 'which table?' --hard to determine

but 'rinse, repeat' --a PITA ..for life

maybe if i'd inherited a larger IRA, it wouldn't have seemed such a pain.

just sayin' -- OP should be aware of the options
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