Monday, November 25, 2019
Post-death rules governing IRAs, particularly those involving trusts, are complicated and if not strictly adhered to can lead to severe ramifications for the intended beneficiaries. One such rule, often referred to as the “documentation rule” may not seem that complicated at first glance, but failure to meet its requirements can result in confiscatory penalties, as noted by our IRA expert commentator, Seymour Goldberg. Mr. Goldberg is the senior partner in the law firm of Goldberg & Goldberg, P.C. in Long Island, New York. He is Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Law and Taxation at Long Island University and has conducted continuing education programs with the IRS and well over 50 such programs over the last 15 years or more for practitioners (attorneys and CPAs) on IRA compliance issues. He has written two practitioner guides for the American Bar Association on IRA Compliance Issues as well. He has also written dozens of articles and several manuals on the subject area. Mr. Goldberg can be reached at 516-222-0422 or by email at email@example.com. You may also visit his website at TrustEstateProbate.com.
See Seymour Goldberg, Systemic IRA Trust Compliance Issue Can Have Big Tax and Penalty Impact, Estate Planning Review - The Journal, November 19, 2019.