Use Gift Clumping or Qualified Charitable Distributions to Save on Taxes
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These are two ways to benefit from the higher standard deduction while still fulfilling your charitable intentions.

Best Practice for Qualified Charitable Distribution Checks
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If you choose to make a QCD, we suggest saving as much documentation as possible.

Age Restriction on Qualified Charitable Distributions Limits Inherited IRA Gifting
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Unfortunately the age restriction makes the charitably-inclined young, who are more likely to be in the 0% capital gains bracket, unable to make QCDs.

How Can I Give Away Money from My IRA?
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What if you do not need all the money from your RMD and you are also charitably inclined?

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs
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QCDs allow individuals age 70 1/2 or older to give directly to a charity from your IRA without counting the distribution as taxable income.

Charitable Donations from IRAs
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Although a number of tax breaks got snuffed out by the recent tax compromise passed on January 1, the ability to make charitable contributions from IRA accounts for people older than 70 1/2 was given new life.

The IRA Charitable Donation in 2012
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The tax code provision that allowed IRA owners to contribute up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to the qualified charity of their choice–without recognizing the donation as income–expired at the end of 2011, but what if it is reinstated?

IRA required minimum distributions, charitable giving and Roth conversions
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There are three IRA tax requirements and saving techniques which collided recently for a client. I found a solution.

A New Opportunity: Donating to Charity from Your IRA
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The law allows taxpayers age 70 1/2 or older to donate up to $100,000 from their IRA directly to a charity. The amount of the charitable contribution is excluded from taxable income.

IRAs Offer Big Tax Savings for Charitable Gifts
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Only contributions made to charity before January 1, 2008 can be characterized as qualified charitable distributions.

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