IRA Required Minimum Distribution Worksheet
Use this worksheet to figure this year’s required withdrawal for your traditional IRA UNLESS
is the sole beneficiary of your IRA and he or she is more than 10 years younger
Deadline for receiving required minimum distribution:
Year you turn age 70 ½ - by April 1
of the following year
All subsequent years - by December 31
of that year
1. IRA balance
on December 31 of the previous year.
2. Distribution period from the table below for your age on your
birthday this year.
3. Line 1 divided by number entered on line 2. This is your required
minimum distribution for this year from this IRA.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each of your IRAs.
Table III (Uniform Lifetime)
Once you determine a separate required minimum distribution from each of your traditional
IRAs, you can total these minimum amounts and take them from any one or more of your
For additional information, see:
Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements
Retirement Topics – Required Minimum Distributions
Generally, your marital status is determined as of January 1
of each year. If your spouse is the
beneficiary of your IRA on January 1, he or she remains a beneficiary only for purposes of calculating the
required minimum distribution for that IRA even if you get divorced or your spouse dies during the year.
You must increase your IRA balance by any outstanding rollover and recharacterized Roth IRA
conversions that were not in any traditional IRA on December 31
of the previous year.