Withdrawing from an IRA
Your IRA savings is always yours when you need it—whether for retirement or emergency funds. Before you withdraw, we’ll help you understand below how your age and other factors impact the way the IRS treats your withdrawal.
Are you under age 59 ½ and want to take an IRA withdrawal?
Yes, you can withdraw money early for unexpected needs. But you need to know what to expect from the IRS.
Are you over age 59 ½ and want to withdraw?
Good news: You're now old enough to enjoy penalty-free withdrawals from any kind of IRA. But it's still critical to know how your withdrawal may be taxed.
Are you age 73* or older and looking to take a required minimum distribution (RMD)?
You've reached that magic age when the IRS requires you to take annual IRA withdrawals. See the rules and how missing an RMD can bring stiff penalties.
Did you inherit an IRA that you're looking to withdraw from?
Inheriting savings from a loved can bring financial benefits-along with IRS requirements for withdrawing the money.
Investing involves risk, including risk of loss.
The change in the RMDs age requirement from 72 to 73 applies only to individuals who turn 72 on or after January 1, 2023. After you reach age 73, the IRS generally requires you to withdraw an RMD annually from your tax-advantaged retirement accounts (excluding Roth IRAs, and Roth accounts in employer retirement plan accounts starting in 2024). Please speak with your tax advisor regarding the impact of this change on future RMDs.