S.1257 - Legacy IRA Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] (Introduced 04/30/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1257 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/30/2019)
Legacy IRA Act
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the tax exclusion for distributions from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) for charitable purposes.
The bill increases from $100,000 to $400,000 the annual limit on the aggregate amount of distributions for charitable purposes that may be excluded from the gross income of a taxpayer.
The bill permits tax-free distributions from IRAs to a split-interest entity for four years after the enactment of this bill. A split-interest entity is exclusively funded by charitable distributions and includes: a charitable remainder annuity trust, a charitable remainder unitrust, or a charitable gift annuity. A charitable gift annuity must commence fixed payments of at least 5% no later than one year from the date of funding.
A distribution to a split-interest entity may only be treated as a qualified charitable distribution if: (1) no person holds an income interest in the entity other than the individual for whose benefit the account is maintained, the spouse of such individual, or both; and (2) the income interest in the entity is nonassignable.