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Yes, there is a difference. If a spouse inherits, it is as if it was their own, i.e., any RMDs are based on being over 70. If any non-spouse inherits, then the RMDs start at any age and are based on the age of the inheritor.

Not if it's already an inherited IRA that's being inherited again (this case). The successor beneficiaries all keep taking RMDs based on the original beneficiary's schedule.

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