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Can I Do a Qualified Charitable Distribution From My IRA?

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Charitably inclined individuals who are age 70.5 or older may benefit from making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from their IRA (excluding Roth IRAs). This is a popular way to support your favorite charities while reducing your AGI. The decision and procedure to carry out this strategy can be complicated.


This flowchart addresses common issues pertaining to Qualified Charitable Distribution rules, including:


  • Age requirements
  • Distribution limits
  • Qualified charitable beneficiaries
  • The effect of account contributions
  • Step-by-step reporting process

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