Please note that Portnoff Financial has joined with Tempus Wealth Planning and some information here may no longer be applicable. Please contact Jeremy Portnoff at 949-226-8342 (CA) or 732-226-3113 (NJ) for additional information.  We apologize for any confusion while we are in transition. 

West Coast Phone: 949-226-8342
East Coast Phone: 732-226-3113


IRA Disclaimer

Remember to check your beneficiary forms and consider naming contingent beneficiaries so that disclaimer planning can be used post-death. A disclaimer allows a beneficiary the option to refuse an inheritance and let it pass to the next person in-line as if they pre-deceased the account owner. Disclaimers must be "qualified," in writing, and the funds cannot be directed to a specific person; they can only pass to the next person in line. Before executing disclaimers, be sure you understand where the funds will go. If there are multiple primary beneficiaries and a disclaimer is executed, the funds could pass to the remaining primary beneficiaries and not a contingent beneficiary depending upon the policies of the IRA custodian.

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