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IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

On December 18th, 2015, the President signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) act, which includes a permanent extension of the Charitable IRA Rollover. Donors may now take advantage of the opportunity to make a Charitable IRA Rollover (also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution)--a nontaxable distribution made directly by the administrator of an IRA to a qualified public charity.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) benefits include:

*The SECURE Act, which became effective January 1, 2020, raised to 72 the age for beginning required minimum distributions, but retained the age of 70 ½ for making QCDs. It also authorizes tax-deductible contributions to IRAs after age 70 ½ if the IRA owner is still working. If a tax-deductible contribution is made to an IRA after age 70 ½, the amount that may be excluded from income for a later-made QCD may be affected. Please consult your tax advisors for more information about this and other questions regarding IRA QCDs.

Basic requirements and limitations for a Qualified Charitable Distribution include:

How to Make an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

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To make an IRA qualified charitable distribution to the Church that includes tithing, fast offerings, and/or ward mission fund, a donor should:

1. Instruct his or her IRA administrator to make the check payable to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (TIN 87‐0234341) and send the check addressed as follows:

Donations Department
50 East North Temple, Rm 1521
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

2. Notify Treasury Services by mail to the above address or by email to donations@churchofjesuschrist.org that the distribution is being made. Include the donor’s name, Church record number, mailing address, name of IRA administrator, exact amount contributed, and allocation of the donation among tithing, fast offerings, and other funds of the Church. This will help ensure that the donation is credited properly. A donor may contact Treasury Services at 801-240-2554 if there are questions or additional information is needed. Treasury Services will email an acknowledgment letter to the donor using the email address on their membership record, otherwise an acknowledgment letter will be mailed to the physical address on file.

To make an IRA qualified charitable distribution to the Church or one of its affiliated charitable institutions that does not include tithing, fast offerings, and/or ward mission fund allocations, a donor should:

1. Determine from the following the appropriate payee and Tax ID Number:

2. Instruct his or her IRA administrator to send the funds by check made payable to one of the above-named entities directly to:

Philanthropies
1450 N. University Ave
Provo, UT 84604  

3. Notify Philanthropies that the distribution is coming. Contact Philanthropies by mail at the above address or via email or fax (below) and include the donor’s name, mailing address, name of IRA administrator, exact amount to be distributed, and allocation of the donation among charitable priorities. This will help ensure that the donation is credited properly.

Fax: 801-356-5206
Email:  Michael Blair

Philanthropies or Treasury Services will mail to the donor an acknowledgment letter after the donation is received.

The foregoing information is intended as general information only and is not intended as legal, tax, or other professional advice. Donors and others should consult their own tax professional(s) for specific legal or tax advice on this matter.

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