Individuals who attained age 70 1/2 in 2015 must begin taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from their traditional IRAs by 4/1/16. Qualified retirement plan participants (e.g., 401(k) participants) also must begin taking RMDs if they reached age 70 1/2 or retired in 2015, whichever came later (except for 5% owners, who are subject to the IRA rules). Note that a qualified plan may require all employees (including non-5% owners) to take RMDs by April 1 of the year following the year the employee attains age 70 1/2. If you have any questions about the deadlines or RMDs, please contact your Linkenheimer CPA.