Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/IRA Missed Distribution


For whatever reason my 85 year old mother missed taking her 2013 required IRA minimum distribution.  What does she need to do to avoid any penalty or is there one?  Can she make it up this year or can she just skip the one from last year?
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i asked you three questions....

you need to reply to them to get a complete (and accurate) answer.

First figure out the reason.

Did broker screw up?

That speaks to if she can get out of penalty

What was the rmd amount?

How much other income beyond social security it did she have?

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