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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 renews an opportunity for donors age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 per year ($200,000 for married couples) from an IRA directly to one or more charities.

In addition to extending the IRA Charitable Rollover provision to the end of 2013, the Act includes a special rule for 2012 charitable gifts, permitting qualified distributions made in January 2013 to be deemed as completed on December 31, 2012.

Further, individuals who took outright distributions from their IRA accounts in December, 2012 can transfer up to $100,000 of that amount to charities and elect to treat the transfer(s) as tax-free distributions directly from their IRAs to charity in 2012.

Act now:  Get the details on the IRA Charitable Rollover and learn how to make a 2012 or 2013 IRA Charitable Rollover gift.

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Judy Curchin Vandever '62 honored her husband Jack's commitment to Gettysburg with a charitable IRA rollover in 2011.


If you are younger than 70½ or are otherwise unable to donate from your IRA today, consider the benefits of naming Gettysburg College as the beneficiary of your account.

Posted: Thu, 3 Jan 2013

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