Gifts from Retirement Plans During Life

Gifts from Retirement Plans During Life Diagram

How It Works

  1. You take a distribution from your qualified retirement plan or IRA that is includable in your gross income
  2. You make a gift of the distribution or of other assets equal in value to the distribution
  3. You receive an offsetting charitable deduction
  4. If you are 70½ or older, read ahead about the IRA rollover opportunity available to you

Benefits

  • You may draw on perhaps your largest source of assets, with no adverse tax consequences, to support the programs that are important to you at the Met
  • The distribution offsets your minimum required distribution
  • If you use appreciated securities instead of cash from your distribution to make your gift, you'll avoid the capital-gain tax on the appreciation

Next Steps

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Office of Planned Giving
The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-870-7388
Email: encoresociety@​metopera.org
Tax ID Number: 13-1624087

Disclaimer

This publication was prepared by Pentera Inc., an Indiana business corporation, which is independent of the Met. Pentera is solely responsible for its content, and the Met disclaims all liability. The information is intended to introduce certain concepts, and we caution you not to rely on it for any legal, tax, or other purpose. You should obtain the advice of your own legal and tax advisors before making any gift.

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