Charitable IRA Rollover

A cartoon hand offereing a giftIf you are at least 70½ you can now make tax-free gifts directly from your IRA to Idaho Public Television as a Qualified Charitable Distribution.

That way, your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) won't be taxable income, but WILL make a difference! It's a smart way to not only enjoy tax savings but also support the value of public television.

Here's How It Works:

  • You must be 70½ or older to make an IRA rollover gift to a public charity, like IdahoPTV.
  • You can give up to $100,000 from your Traditional or Roth IRA.
  • Instruct your plan administrator to send a specific dollar amount directly to Idaho Public Television. Your administrator can send the gift by check or electronic transfer.
  • All the information you need to initiate a charitable rollover directly from your IRA to Idaho Public Television can be found in this sample letter to your IRA custodian.
  • Notify us of your intent to give by sending a copy of your completed request to
    or mail to: Idaho Public Television at 1455 North Orchard Street, Boise, ID 83706.

Benefits to You:

  • Each dollar of your donation will count towards your required minimum distribution for the year.
  • You can exclude up to $100,000 of this gift from your Federal gross income - resulting in lower taxable income and possible tax savings
  • You will have the personal satisfaction of doing more for our community.
  • Please consult with your financial advisor about your particular tax situation.

Tip: This tax savings is especially valuable to donors who are non-itemizers and donors who have reached their limit on itemized charitable deductions.

For more information please consult your tax consultant or email Shane Chariton, Major Giving Director, at 208-373-7328 or 1-800-543-6868.