The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) is a far-reaching bill that includes significant provisions aimed at increasing access to tax-advantaged accounts and preventing older Americans from outliving their assets.
Below are just a few of the changes that can affect gifts through retirement plans:
Retirement plans are taxed at ordinary income rates when left to heirs, but there’s zero-tax when you donate such assets to Operation Mobilization. So, leaving tax-favored assets to heirs is a smart tax strategy.
Therefore, if you’re considering a gift, consider making it through your retirement plan or a “tax free” gift though a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD, or the IRA Rollover), and leave less taxed assets, such as appreciated securities, to the ones you love.