Retirement At Age 70½Congress and the IRS decided that you cannot leave your pre-tax retirement savings growing forever tax-deferred, so they chose 70½ for you to begin mandatory withdrawals.
Key Retirement Birthdays: Age 70½Congress and the IRS decided that you could not leave your pre-tax retirement savings growing forever tax-deferred, so they chose 70½ for you to begin your mandatory withdrawals.

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