IRA Charitable Rollover or Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

The IRA Charitable Rollover is a great way to make a tax-free gift to McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation using your IRA. This gift may also satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD). IRA funds must be directly transferred to McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation. Contact the Foundation at (517) 975-7100 for detailed instructions on how to make a direct gift from your IRA account.


News: The Secure Act and Giving From Your IRA


The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted in December 2019 and brought with it the most significant changes to retirement plans since 2006. While some changes impact you, others will impact the people you name as a beneficiary to your retirement assets.


Changes to Know

  1. You can contribute to your IRA longer. Previously, you could not contribute to your IRA after reaching the age of 70½. However, more and more people are working past that age. The SECURE Act repeals this age limitation, allowing you more time to save.

  2. The required minimum distribution (RMD) age changed. The SECURE Act changed the age at which you must start taking RMDs from your retirement account from 70½ to 72 for those who were born July 1, 1949, or later. This change allows you additional time to grow the funds in your account before you have to start withdrawing from it.

  3. IRA beneficiary rules have changed. Prior to the SECURE Act, beneficiaries could take distributions throughout their lives. This offered tax savings for the beneficiary. The SECURE Act preserved this option for beneficiaries who are spouses but repeals it for non-spousal IRA beneficiaries. They will now have 10 years to withdraw the entire amount.


What Stayed the Same

If you’re 70½ or older, you can still make a tax-free gift to a qualified charitable organization. You can transfer any amount up to $100,000 per year directly to a qualified charitable organization without paying income tax on the distribution. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions. Your gift will also be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference you’re making. Please contact our office at (517) 975-7100 to discuss your benefits.