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Subject:  Re: RMDs to change to 72 Date:  5/25/2019  4:05 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  93709 of 100863

The IRS' Uniform Lifetime Table III doesn't need any adjustment as it is designed to accommodate the fraction of the population that could live to 115.

Except that they're only loosely based on actuarial science. The committees that put together the tables may have started with the science, but the end result is all from political negotiations and compromises.

So it should be no surprise that the tables occasionally get changed based on the current political landscape. And maybe a little science - when the science aligns with the current political will.

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