Recalculation method

Recalculation method

A method of calculating required minimum distributions from a retirement plan using life expectancy tables. Unisex data tables allow a plan holder to determine the applicable life expectancy each year a distribution is required.

Recalculation Method

A way to calculate the distributions from retirement accounts, where the amount in each distribution is recalculated every so often based on the current life expectancy of a retiree.
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Typically SSE s E10 meter customers use around 50% off their electricity off-peak, so this recalculation method should work out favourably for the vast majority of customers who are affected by the fault.
The RMDs are based upon the single life expectancy of the oldest trust beneficiary and will be determined using the fixed-term method instead of the more advantageous recalculation method, thus accelerating the pace at which the plan benefits will be depleted.
It allows deferral of distributions if the participant dies young and maximizes the deferral by using the more favorable recalculation method for calculating RMDs.
All participants and beneficiaries automatically receive the benefits of the old recalculation method without any of its disadvantages.
Generally the recalculation method delays depletion of the plan by "stretching out" the payments.
The sidebar, "Recalculating Life Expectancies," above, describes the recalculation method more fully, including a discussion of when it might be advantageous.
Whether an IRA owner uses the recalculation method also depends on the IRA plan documents.
the MRD was calculated on the owner's single life expectancy) and elected the recalculation method to calculate his life expectancy, at death his life expectancy becomes zero, and the entire balance must be withdrawn by the end of the calendar year following the calendar year of the owner's death.
Most IRA holders choose the annual recalculation method for determining minimum distributions; this allows the IRA owner and spouse to use their attained ages as of their birthdays each year when looking up their joint life expectancy in the IRS tables (in Publication 590).
In addition, if the recalculation method is used without a beneficiary, the account will be distributed no later than the year following the death of the surviving spouse.
However, the IRA owner must make a key decision no later than his or her required beginning date, choosing to elect a fixed number of years for IRA distributions or to elect the life-expectancy recalculation method (the IRA owner's life expectancy expands each year).
Note that the regulations specify the recalculation method as the "default" method if an alternative method has not been properly elected.