by Alexander Long on July 30, 2019

Multiple Inherited IRAs in TOTAL

With the most recent update to TOTAL Planning Suite, the Inherited IRA feature has been updated to allow users to enter multiple Inherited IRAs. Each inherited IRA will have its own report page, so they can be entered in any pattern to illustrate even the most complex system of inherited IRAs.

Multiple Inherited IRA Table

The rest of this article will be re-posted be from the blog article written by Carolyn Rothwell, when Inherited IRAs were first introduced into the program.

The following information will go over the details of how inherited IRAs are entered an treated in TOTAL Planning Suite.

The new inherited IRA feature in TOTAL Planning Suite allows planners to enter inherited IRAs in the Asset Details section. When entering an inherited IRA, make sure to select the asset type of "Retirement Plan" and the retirement plan type as "Inherited IRA". A new tab will become available called "Inherited IRA". Move to this tab to select details about the inherited IRA. The program will enable/disable certain options and fields based on selections to gather only the required information.

  • Beneficiary:
    • Spouse, Non-Spouse, or Estate
    • Single or Multiple Beneficiaries
  • IRA Type:
    • Traditional IRA
    • Roth IRA
  • Death of Owner:
    • Prior to Required Beginning Date
    • After Required Beginning Date
    • Beneficiary’s Age at Death of Owner
    • Age of Owner at Death
  • Distribution Options:
    • Rollover into Own
    • Distribute Based on RMDs
    • 5-Year Rule
    • Schedule custom distributions using the Age Change Table

TOTAL Online Inherited IRA Data Entry

Easy Money and Golden Years reports will track the inherited IRA account balance overtime and handle the distribution calculations based on the information set on the Asset Details and Inherited IRA tabs.  Taxation of the inherited IRA distributions will also be included in the calculations.

The chart below explains the distributions options available, assuming a traditional IRA with a single beneficiary, based on selections for a beneficiary type of spouse, non-spouse or estate.  The distribution treatment that will be reflected on the Easy Money or Golden Years is summarized. 

Inherited IRA Options

This feature has been well received by our early adopters, including Timothy Hayes CFP®, who had this to say about the new inherited IRA functionality:

“The latest update to TPS (with the inherited IRA tab) is a great improvement! Thanks for incorporating the inherited IRA data/information - it makes the RMD calculation and distribution illustrations so much easier and better. Thanks again.”

Thank you for the kind words Tim.

We hope that you will all enjoy this new feature! 


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Alexander Long

Alex is a Technical Support Specialist at Money Tree Software. He works with advisors on a daily basis, helping them navigate the software and providing tips and recommendations for a wide array of scenarios and models within the software.