Is retirement income taxable to a beneficiary? I’m assuming that retirement income is coming from an individual retirement account or an IRA. If it is, then it may not be taxable. If it comes from an Roth IRA account, those, uh, distributions are not taxable. Uh, as far as they’re just not taxable. If it’s not a Roth IRA, then the money received from a retirement income is taxable. And so you do have to pay tax on whatever the distributions are. There are usually various options as to how you can take that. If someone passes away and you inherit an IRA, whether or not you can defer that or take it in a lump sum, depends on what type of IRA is involved. As far as retirement income is concerned as to whether an audit is taxable. If you have any questions, give me a call at (727) 847-2288.