RMD in Lifetime Planner?

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How is the RMD handled in the retirement planner?

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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Not particularly well.
    To see what happens, click on a bar in the bar chart. That will show taxable and tax-deferred withdrawals.
    As far as I can tell, the planner has not yet been updated to change the start of RMDs from 70 ½ to 72.
    Also, inherited IRAs with RMDs starting before the beneficiary's own RMD start are not properly accounted for.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
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    You can read up on how Quicken's LTP calculates cash flow which also takes into account the RMD at https://help.quicken.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=3216790.
    You can also do a search on the Support Help page of Quicken.com (https://www.quicken.com/support#windows) for required minimum distribution. This will bring up several other articles regarding how LTP accounts for RMDs in the calculations.
    As a final comment:  Quicken still assumes that RMDs start at age 70.5, instead of the current law of starting at age 72.  Since the IRS tables for the new RMD start age just recently got updated I hope that Quicken's LTP will get updated soon.  You can read more about this at
    Update Lifetime Planner to Reflect Changes to IRA Handling due to SECURE Act.  This product improvement idea is currently under consideration.  Please vote for it by clicking on the button that is shown directly beneath the first post of that thread...it looks like this. 
    Also, if you want to be kept updated on this proposed product improvement idea, you can bookmark it by clicking on the star to the right of the thread title.
    (QW Premier Subscription: R34.24 on Windows 10)

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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Not particularly well.
    To see what happens, click on a bar in the bar chart. That will show taxable and tax-deferred withdrawals.
    As far as I can tell, the planner has not yet been updated to change the start of RMDs from 70 ½ to 72.
    Also, inherited IRAs with RMDs starting before the beneficiary's own RMD start are not properly accounted for.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    You can read up on how Quicken's LTP calculates cash flow which also takes into account the RMD at https://help.quicken.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=3216790.
    You can also do a search on the Support Help page of Quicken.com (https://www.quicken.com/support#windows) for required minimum distribution. This will bring up several other articles regarding how LTP accounts for RMDs in the calculations.
    As a final comment:  Quicken still assumes that RMDs start at age 70.5, instead of the current law of starting at age 72.  Since the IRS tables for the new RMD start age just recently got updated I hope that Quicken's LTP will get updated soon.  You can read more about this at
    Update Lifetime Planner to Reflect Changes to IRA Handling due to SECURE Act.  This product improvement idea is currently under consideration.  Please vote for it by clicking on the button that is shown directly beneath the first post of that thread...it looks like this. 
    Also, if you want to be kept updated on this proposed product improvement idea, you can bookmark it by clicking on the star to the right of the thread title.
    (QW Premier Subscription: R34.24 on Windows 10)
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