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0ldbkwrmagn-
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Can a 1099-R for an RMD from an inherited IRA be shown a direct charitable contribution?

For some reason the 1099-R I am working with does not ask me if I made a direct contribution as it is supposed to.  Another one for my spouse enters correctly, but not this one.  I have deleted it and reentered it.  Still didn't ask if it was a direct contribution.  Reentered it without deleting the original, and it still didn't ask if it was a direct contribution.  Any suggestions?
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macuser_22
Level 15

Can a 1099-R for an RMD from an inherited IRA be shown a direct charitable contribution?

Are *you* over age 70 1/2?   If  you are, were you born between July 1, 1949 and June 30, 1950?

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
0ldbkwrmagn-
New Member

Can a 1099-R for an RMD from an inherited IRA be shown a direct charitable contribution?

Yes, 71.

 

macuser_22
Level 15

Can a 1099-R for an RMD from an inherited IRA be shown a direct charitable contribution?

2020 TurboTax presently has a bug the prevents it from asking the necessary question for those with birthdates between July 1, 1949 and June 30, 1950. As a workaround for this, with the CD/download version you can provide the QCD-amount information on the 1099-R in forms mode or in any version of TurboTax you can temporarily change your birthdate in TurboTax to something before July 1, 1949, edit the 1099-R form in TurboTax and answer the question asking how much was transferred to charity, then change your birthdate in TurboTax back to your actual birthdate.

This is due to TurboTax implementing the new IRA RMD age from 70 1/2 to 72, but overlooking that the 70 1/2 age for the QCD did not change. The TurboTax QCD question is tied to the RMD question so if you don't get the RMD question you will not get the QCD question either. This should be fixed in a future update - no telling when, but there is no downside to the workaround as long as the correct DOB is changed back after entering the QCD.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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