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Honor the LORD with the firstfruits of all your crops…” – Proverbs 3:9

 

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Over 70-and-a half?

What you need to know about the IRA charitable gift rollover

Today Congress extended the favorable IRA charitable rollover tax provisions for 2015 and made them permanent for future years. The President has said he will sign the legislation.

What should a donor over age 70 1⁄2 do in order to get the benefit that IRA distributions will not be included in taxable income? Donors should follow the same general procedures for IRA charitable distributions as in the past —

  • Only direct distributions to charity up to $100,000 qualify as tax-free. Distributions in exchange for a charitable gift annuity or to a charitable remainder trust would not qualify.
  • It is especially important that the IRA distribution be made payable to the charity, not to you as the IRA owner and beneficiary. Otherwise, the distribution would not qualify for the favorable tax treatment.
  • Only distributions from traditional or certain Roth IRAs would be tax-free; the law does not apply to other qualified retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans. However, you should consider consulting with your financial or tax advisor about the possibility of transferring funds from one of these other qualified plans to establish an IRA, with the distribution to charity coming from the newly established IRA.
  • Consult with your IRA administrator on the proper procedures for making a direct distribution to your parish, the Archdiocese of Detroit Endowment Foundation, the Catholic Services Appeal, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Catholic Michigan or another archdiocesan institution.

On behalf of St. Charles Lwanga, the merged parishes of St. Cecilia and St. Leo, we appreciate your support.
DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE UP TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW.

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