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I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

 
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I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

Virtually all pension plans in existence today fall under section 401 of the tax code and they all require RMD's after age 70 1/2.  The question is just to be sure that the requirement was met.  If you receive periodic (monthly) payments from any pension plan you can be assured that the custodian of the plan is meeting the requirements so you can safely answer "yes" to the question.

The answer to the question does not go on your tax return, it is simply to make sure you do not owe any penalty for not taking the RMD.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302117

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Level 20

I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

Virtually all pension plans in existence today fall under section 401 of the tax code and they all require RMD's after age 70 1/2.  The question is just to be sure that the requirement was met.  If you receive periodic (monthly) payments from any pension plan you can be assured that the custodian of the plan is meeting the requirements so you can safely answer "yes" to the question.

The answer to the question does not go on your tax return, it is simply to make sure you do not owe any penalty for not taking the RMD.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302117

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I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

Yes, you are required to take RMD

Level 1

I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

What do I do if I did not take any RMD in 2017 due to ignorance?
Level 18

I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

are you getting a monthly check ?
Level 20

I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

Exactly what type of retirement plan did you inherit?  
Did you receive a 1099-R?  If so what code in in box 4 and is the IRA/SEP/SIMPLE box checked?
Level 1

I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

Yes I received a1099R  with box 4 says 0.  I pay income tax on it at the end of the each year.  I get a monthly distribution and the box for  IRA/SEP/Simple is not checked.    Thank you so much for your help.  I do not think I have to take RMD but the way turbo tax asked the question from the lump sum is confusing.
Level 1

I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

Yes I get a monthly check and it is a retirement account from a hospital we both worked for.
Level 20

I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

Sorry typo, I meant what code is in box 7?
Level 1

I am the beneficiary of a pension account of a friend who passed away in 2010. She was born in 1940, I am (65) Do I need to take a RMD because she would be over 70 ?

Box 7 is 4 and she left me this on her death since it was her pension and could be left to any beneficiary.  THank you for your help