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Make a tax-free gift to the PCTA with an IRA charitable rollover

Photo by Kosette Isakson.

A tax-saving way to help the PCTA

If you are 70 ½ years or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the PCTA and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income tax on the money.

This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.

Why consider this gift?

  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
  • Your gift will be used today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.
  • If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement. The PCTA must receive your qualified charitable distribution by Dec. 31, 2017 for your donation to qualify for federal tax-free status in 2017.

If you plan to take advantage of this option, you need to act quickly. Be sure to talk with your tax advisor to find out if this is the right giving vehicle for you.

For information on how to make your gift to the PCTA, please contact Mark Waters at (916) 285-1902 or [email protected].

Author: Mark Waters

As the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Associate Director of Philanthropy, Mark helps develop compelling opportunities for donors to support the PCTA and make the experience of giving satisfying and rewarding. He enjoys spending his free time playing and exploring with his sons.