IRA Required Minimum Distribution Worksheet- Spouse 10 years Younger


Use this worksheet for 2022

If your spouse1 is the sole beneficiary of your IRA and they’re more than 10 years younger than you, use this worksheet to calculate this year’s required withdrawal for your (non-inherited) traditional IRA.

Deadline for receiving required minimum distribution:

  • For the year you turn age 72 - by April 1 of the following year
  • All subsequent years - by December 31 of that year
  1. IRA balance2 on December 31 of the previous year.
  2. Your age on your birthday this year
  3. Your spouse’s age on their birthday this year
  4. Life expectancy from Table II at the intersection of your age and your spouse’s age
    1. Divide line 1 by the number entered on line 4. This is your required minimum distribution for this year from this IRA.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for each of your IRAs.

Once you determine a separate required minimum distribution from each of your traditional IRAs, you can total these minimum amounts and take them from any one or more of your traditional IRAs.

For additional information, see:

1 Generally, your marital status is determined as of January 1 of each year. If your spouse is the beneficiary of your IRA on January 1, they remain a beneficiary only for purposes of calculating the required minimum distribution for that IRA even if you get divorced or your spouse dies during the year.

2 You must increase your IRA balance by any outstanding rollovers from a qualified plan or another IRA that wasn’t in any account on December 31 of the previous year. In addition, you must increase your IRA balance by any recharacterized Roth IRA conversions that were not in any traditional IRA on December 31 of the previous year.