Fewer things are more reliable than Tax Day, even if the deadline has shifted around a bit in recent years. This year, it’s April 18th for most taxpayers, and recent legislation changes include substantial increases to standard deduction amounts and modifications to itemized deductions. Also, if you’ve reached age 72, you generally must start taking withdrawals from your qualified retirement plan. Your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) will be reported as taxable income except for any part that was taxed before (your basis) or that can be received tax-free (such as qualified distributions from designated Roth accounts) so be sure to include that information on your return, if applicable.
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