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Over 70? Donate from your IRA during your lifetime and skip the tax! Donors who are age 70 ½ or older can contribute up to $100,000 anually to ETC and avoid paying income taxes on the distribution. This qualified charitable distribution is better than a deduction because it can count toward your required minimum distribution, is not taxable as income to you, and can provide a tax benefit even if you do not itemize.
Stocks and Bonds
If you itemize deductions on your tax return instead of taking the standard deduction, donating publicly traded securities like stocks and bonds held for more than one year can benefit both you and ETC. You can potentially eliminate the capital gains tax you would incur if you sold the assets yourself and donated the proceeds, which in turn may increase the amount available for charity by up to 20%.
For questions or additional information about Stock or IRA gifts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.