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Tax: 2013 Legislation Update (snippet)

Posted by Admin Posted on Mar 31 2015

From the CCH Tax Briefing:

The American Taxpayer Relief Act extends for two years, through December 31, 2013, the provision allowing tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts to public charities, by individuals age 70 ½ or older, up to a maximum of $100,000 per taxpayer each year.

IMPACT: The Act provides special transition rules. One rule allows taxpayers to recharacterize distributions made in January 2013 as made on December 31, 2012. The other rule permits taxpayers to treat a distribution from the IRA to the taxpayer made in December 2012 as a charitable distribution, if transferred to charity before February 1, 2013.

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