What is an IRA Charitable Rollover?
There are lots of tax-effective ways to make a gift to the Delaware Art Museum. If you’re 70½ or older, you may want to consider an IRA charitable rollover, which could lower the income taxes from your required annual IRA withdrawals.
Recap of Charitable IRA Rollover Rules
- Donor must be at least 70 ½ years of age when the gift is made
- Transfer must be made directly from the IRA administrator to a qualified charity (like the Delaware Art Museum)
- The maximum allowed gift per individual is $100,000 per year
- Must be outright gifts
- This gift opportunity only applies to IRAs
- The charitable IRA distribution can be used to pay a pledge
Benefits of Charitable IRA Rollover
- May make a significant gift without using cash or other assets
- The rollover amount is a tax-exempt distribution and not subject to income tax
- IRA rollover can be used to meet all or part of required minimum distribution (RMD)
- Gift not subject to charitable gift limitations
- Still benefit from reduced taxes if you do not itemize
Steps for Directing a Charitable IRA Rollover to the Delaware Art Museum
- Contact your IRA plan administrator for their specific transmittal form or use our sample direction letter to request a gift transfer from your IRA to the Delaware Art Museum.
- For 2018 credit: direct your plan administrator to make the transfer on or before December 31, 2018. Postmark must be no later than December 31, 2018.
- Inform the Museum of the designation of your gift by noting it at the bottom of your direction letter or by contacting Molly Giordano at email@example.com.
Questions? Contact Molly Giordano, Director of Development & External Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-351-8515.