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Subject:  Re: Inherited TIRA Tracking Date:  9/19/2012  8:00 AM
Author:  inparadise Number:  116626 of 124774

Actually, it's more than that. The regulations require specific identification of inherited IRAs, including the names of both the beneficiary and the decedent.

Yeah, I did think it strange that the account is actually in Dad's name. We were given the same explanation you gave. I would suppose this is done so that the IRS can track the funds transition from one owner to another.

hoping the RMD is very small
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