Originally Posted by Martha
Yep. The only time you can rely on the IRS is if you get a private letter ruling.
Martha is correct.
Several years ago I went to my local regional IRS office
to fine an answer about my late father's IRA. As it
rolled over to my mother,she wanted to know if the
withdraw rate would still be under my father life-
expectency, or now hers. I told her it would now be under hers, as I rememberd reading an article from
Kiplingers a few months earlier. We received three
different answers from the IRS, before the" top" agent
agreed (after she called the head office) that it would
be at her lifespan. I left there with my head shaking.