Tax-Free Distributions From IRA to Charity


The recently signed 2010 Tax Relief Act extended the availability for taxpayers who are receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from an IRA to contribute that amount to a charitable organization. The extension applies to contributions of distributions for all of 2010 and 2011. Also, RMD distributions to a charity can be made in January 2011, and elected to be treated as an RMD for 2010.