SMART GIVING TODAY & TOMORROW:
USING YOUR IRA FOR CHARITABLE GIVING
Using an IRA for Charitable Giving today is a great way to reduce taxes today while supporting charitable organizations, such as Meds & Food for Kids (MFK).
You can make a gift directly from your IRA, called a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” (QCD), which you can do starting from when you turn age 70 1⁄2, if you are no longer working and contributing to an IRA.
A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is an otherwise taxable distribution from your IRA that is paid directly from your IRA to a qualified charity, such as Meds & Food for Kids. Your QCD can satisfy all or part of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA.
WHAT ARE THE TAX BENEFITS?
When you make a QCD to Meds & Food for Kids, you will still report the distribution on your tax return, however, the “taxable amount” will be less the amount of your gift. Note, you do not get a charitable deduction as the QCD has already been taken out of your income. A QCD also reduces your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) upon which many other tax items and Medicare payments are based.
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