Tax Deduction Now, Decide Later

"As we look toward 2015, there continues to be much uncertainty about the tax deductibility of charitable donations," says Ken Neevel, the RCA's director of development.

But, he says, donors can receive a charitable tax deduction on their 2015 taxes and wait to specify donation recipients until 2016 and 2017.

"The RCA Donor Advised Fund provides a means for you to give to one or more charitable organizations over the next several years, while you receive a tax deduction now," he says.

"With a minimum gift of at least $5,000 to the RCA Donor Advised Fund before year end, you will be able to take a charitable deduction on that gift on your 2015 income taxes. You then have up to two years to decide how to distribute that gift to your favorite 501(c)(3) charities.

"The donor advised fund allows donors to take advantage of the current tax environment, realizing there are uncertainties about tax-law changes slated for the future."

For more information about the RCA's Donor Advised Fund, please contact the RCA Development Office at development@rca.org or (866) 356-0829.