There are at least three ways you can use your IRA to support the important work of The Salvation Army in 2013.
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The new law continues the IRA rollover for 2013.
This means that if you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make gifts to charity directly from your IRA in 2013. Your gift will help you meet your annual distribution requirements and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given from your IRA to charity.
The new law also means that if you made a gift from your IRA to charity in 2012, that gift is not taxable.
If you made a gift like this you mau have already saved on taxes without even realizing it!
The new law has a special provision that allows you to make catch-up gifts from your IRA to charity in January 2013.
You can make a catch-up gift by making a gift directly from your IRA to charity in January 2013. Catch-up IRA gifts will be treated as if you made the gift in 2012. If you want to make a catch-up IRA gift, you must hurry! All catch-up gifts must be made by January 31, 2013.
The catch-up may actually allow you to double the amount you give to charity from your IRA this year! You made be eligible to make up to a $100,00 gift from your IRA in January. This would count as a 2012 rollover gift. If you made another $100,000 gift from your IRA, that gift would count as a 2013 rollover gift.
The new law also contains special provisions that may allow you to convert a taxable distribution from your IRA to a non-taxable distribution.
How does this work? If you took a taxable distribution from your IRA in December 2012, you can avoid taxes on the distribution by making a cash gift to charity in January 2013.
Time to convert your 2012 distribution is limited- you must make a cash gift to charity in 2013 to qualify for this special tax treatment. Don't delay!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dan Kammrath, Regional Development Officer
Don't forget that one of the benefits of the IRA charitable rollover is that unlike most other charitable gifts, gifts from your IRA are not subject to deduction limits based on your income!
Please call Dan Krammath, Financial Development Director, if you would like to learn more about how you can use your IRA to make a gift to charity. Certain IRA gifts may help you reduce the amount of taxes when you file your tax return in April.