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If an IRA owner who is taking RMDs dies before taking the RMD that year, the IRA beneficiaries are responsible for figuring and distibuting the RMD. Where is the taxable income reported? (decedent's final return, estate imcome tax return, beneficiary's/beneficiaries' tax return)


It's taxable to "the distributee" which may be a named beneficiary, on his/her 1040, or the estate's 1041, if that's where it's paid.

It would not be on the decedent's 1040, unless it ended up going to a surviving spouse, as named beneficiary, (which would be a joint return) or unless he/she rolled the account into her own IRA.

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