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Greetings, jgtangy, and welcome. You asked:

I will be reaching that stage next June how will I knowhow much I must take out from my I.R.A. accounts? Will my tax preparer be able to give me the answer or
should I contact the I.R.S.?

The details for taking minimum required distributions are spelled out in IRS Publication 590 (Individual Retirement Arrangements), which you may download at If you want a quick calculation based on the various methods described therein, there's a super calculator available online for that purpose at Be sure to read the definitions that appear below that calculator.


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