Does a qualified charitable distribution make sense this year?
Abstract: A unique provision in the tax code allows certain transfers, made directly from a traditional IRA to a qualified charitable organization, to avoid taxation. Although this benefit of a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) has been negated for 2020, there are still several viable reasons for making a QCD this year. This article explains how the current tax laws in 2020 affect QCDs. A sidebar details how QCDs work.