A qualified charitable distribution can make it easy for donors to minimize the tax bite of the required minimum distribution if one is due.
This tax-free IRA-to-charity transfer is an important opportunity for donors who:
The tax benefits associated with qualified charitable distributions from IRAs directly to charity are subject to precise and specific requirements:
Qualified charitable distributions count toward a donor’s required minimum distribution (RMD) if one is due.
IRA owners who are 70½ or older can make a one-time, tax-free IRA distribution to create a new charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust ($53,000 maximum in 2024). This distribution counts toward a donor’s RMD if one is due. Spouses may contribute up to $53,000 each from their individual IRAs into a single charitable remainder trust or a joint-life charitable gift annuity. Payments may only go to you and/or your spouse.