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Should I make a charitable donation to lower my tax liability?

I will be taking out my first RMD this year; unfortunately that will bump me up to a higher tax bracket. Would it be wise for me to make a charitable donation to my local university in return for yearly payments for life while taking a tax deduction? Or should I establish a charitable trust or something similar to that?

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A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA owned by an individual who is age 70½ or over, that is paid directly from an IRA to a qualified charity. A QCD is a smart, underused, tax-efficient, strategy for charitable gifting

That said, don't make a charitable donation for the sole purpose of lowering your tax liability. You should also have charitable intent because a gift will cost you irrespective of any tax savings.

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