When Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on New Year’s Day, a special IRA giving opportunity was included.
The law allows taxpayers who are at least age 70½ with a traditional or Roth IRA to make tax-free distributions of up to $100,000 before December 31, 2013.
Please note, you must request distributions from your IRA be sent directly to the qualified charity.
To make tax-free distributions follow these guidelines:
Your age must be 70½ or older at the time of the gift(s).
The transfer must be made on or before December 31, 2013.
You must contact your IRA Plan Administrator and have the funds transferred directly from your IRA.
CLICK HERE to see a sample letter requesting distributions from your IRA. For more information, contact the Rev. Keith A. Tussing, Major Gifts/Planned Giving Officer, United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, toll-free at 1.800.642.6543, ext. 2718 or by e-mail at email@example.com.