If your spouse has named you as a beneficiary on their traditional IRA, SEP IRA, or SIMPLE IRA, you will need to understand your options for the account you have just inherited. In general, you will have three choices for the IRA you have inherited. As you review your options, consider your age, the age of your spouse, and your current financial situation.
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Also read: What to do After the Death of a Spouse
INFOGRAPHIC: Options for a Spouse Beneficiary of an IRA
Last reviewed October 2023