A Stretch IRA is not another special type of Individual Retirement Account. In fact, this is an approach to estate planning, which goal is to maximize the tax-deferred growth potential of the IRA assets by leaving them in the account for as long as the account holder and beneficiaries want and as long as the law permits. The approach being used for the stretch IRA does not allow large or lump-sum distributions to the IRA owner and his beneficiaries.
After an account holder passes away and all rights are transferred to the account’s beneficiary, most of the rules of the IRA still apply to the new owner. Of course there would be additional factors to consider after you inherit a certain IRA account. Let’s say you are going to inherit a Roth IRA account then you should first take a look into its pre-existing rules.
Those who receive compensations taxed by the government are eligible to open a Roth IRA.