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Subject: Re: Charitable Contributions from an IRA Date: 5/25/2013 12:06 AM
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For most people the QCD would seem to offer no advantage compared to taking the mandatory distribution and then donating it to charity for a deduction.

For anyone whose social security benefits are partly taxable, the reduction in AGI from excluding the RMD will also reduce the amount of the SS benefits which are taxable.

--Peter
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