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By Beverly DeVeny, Chief IRA Analyst
What is the RBD? RBD stands for required beginning date. It is the date by which an IRA owner must take their first required minimum distribution (RMD) in order to avoid a 50% penalty. Generally, an individual must take their first distribution from a retirement account in the year they turn age 70 ½. The following points clarify exactly when you must take your first distribution.
Employer Plan Exceptions to the RBD