In other words, there's a lot of planning that must go into a retiree's tax strategy.
Surfergin, a lot depends on your tax rate and the size of your IRA. There is nothing wrong with taking money from your IRA first (we have a story on our Web site on why this could be a good idea!). For one thing, you can take money from your IRA up to the size of your tax deductions, and that will give you tax-free money. Also, it could reduce the size of your future IRA and reduce your required distributions after age 70 1/2. But it's also nice to allow the tax-deferred pot to grow.
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Duffer, we'll get to your question next.
There are techniques to pass on holdings while reducing your tax bite. Family limited partnerships could be one way. But whether it's an FLP or a generation-skipping trust, it's all very complicated. I would see an estate planning lawyer and get some advice.
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