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My observation, why not apply the same standards to TIRA contributions and, for that matter, estimated tax payments. Make them all payable in the year in which they apply. Certainly everyone would need to plan ahead a bit more, but, hey, that's what is being advocated here.

"It would make far more sense just to do away with RMD's."

Good idea. The accounts would not sit untaxed forever. Death and taxes are a certainty. The heirs could be taxed.

Thanks

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