Charitable Contributions Case Study
Colleen, who’s 73 years old and is accustomed to donating to her favorite charity – She would normally write a check for $20,000 a year to the charity. We informed her she could take money directly from her IRA and give it to the charity from the IRA and it would qualify as satisfying her Required Minimum Distribution. Instead of paying tax on $20,000, then writing a check to the charity which in her case was no longer tax deductible, she saved thousands of dollars in taxes on $20,000 and the charity still receives their money. If you or someone you know is over the age of 70 ½ and charitably inclined, have them speak to us to see if they qualify to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from their IRA.
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