Ways to Give: IRA Tax Exempt Rollover

Individual Retirement Account Gifts

Good news! Permanent legislation was passed by Congress and signed into law which allows you to make tax-free charitable gifts from your IRA, up to $100,000 annually, when directly released to an organization like Seva, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Please share the information below with your friends and colleagues. Thanks!

If you are 70.5 or older, your gift can preserve and restore sight – and it comes with great financial benefits! IRA gifts are tax-free, help to reduce your future tax burden, and can help you meet your required minimum distribution for the current calendar year. Use this free resource to learn more about your potential savings and get started on your IRA gift.

Make an IRA Gift by December 31 – Reduce your Taxable Income for the Calendar Year: You don't report this as income so there is no tax. Also, your gift goes towards all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD). You benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.

Who qualifies?
Individuals who are 70 1/2 or older.

What accounts can I transfer from?
Your gift must come directly from your IRA – either Roth or Traditional. This opportunity does not apply to other retirement plans.

How much can I transfer?
Any amount up to $100,000 per year.

Which organizations qualify to receive IRA rollovers?
Organizations like Seva Foundation that are tax exempt and classified as a 501(c)(3) organization.

How do I make an IRA Charitable Rollover?
Use this free resource or simply contact your IRA provider to make your gift to Seva directly. You may need to provide them with our Tax ID number which is 38-2231279. Please make sure to contact Seva Foundation once you make your gift through your IRA provider, as some do not list the donor's name along with the check.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this generous gift.

Please email questions to: info@seva.org or call Seva at: 510-845-7382 or toll free at 1-877-764-7382.


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