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I donated $25,000 from my IRA directly to the Indiana University Foundation. Fidelity put this on a 1099-R as ordinary income. It's not. How report this on my return?

 
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I donated $25,000 from my IRA directly to the Indiana University Foundation. Fidelity put this on a 1099-R as ordinary income. It's not. How report this on my return?

That is fine as long as the check was made out to the trustee of the charity and not to you.   If made out to you and you endorsed it over to the charity then  it does not qualify for a QCD.

There is no place on a 1099-R that reports a QCD.

Enter the 1099-R normally and the follow-up questions will ask if this was a RMD (if your age is 70 1/2 or more) and then ask if there was any charitable donation - answer and then enter the amount of the QCD.   The 1099-R box 1 amount will go on the 1040 form line 15a with "QCD" next to it and the taxable amount (any portion of box 1 not a QCD) on line 15b.

**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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Level 15

I donated $25,000 from my IRA directly to the Indiana University Foundation. Fidelity put this on a 1099-R as ordinary income. It's not. How report this on my return?

Are you over age 70.5, and was this an RMD?
EFB
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I donated $25,000 from my IRA directly to the Indiana University Foundation. Fidelity put this on a 1099-R as ordinary income. It's not. How report this on my return?

Yes, I'm over 70.5; no, wasn't part of RMD fulfillment
Level 15

I donated $25,000 from my IRA directly to the Indiana University Foundation. Fidelity put this on a 1099-R as ordinary income. It's not. How report this on my return?

Was this a QCD (Qualified Charitable Donation) that was a direct transfer from your IRA to the charity done by the IRA trustee to the trustee of the charity and not by you?
**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.**
EFB
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I donated $25,000 from my IRA directly to the Indiana University Foundation. Fidelity put this on a 1099-R as ordinary income. It's not. How report this on my return?

Yes it was.  But Fidelity sent check to me to pass on and reported it as if to me on a 1099-R
Level 15

I donated $25,000 from my IRA directly to the Indiana University Foundation. Fidelity put this on a 1099-R as ordinary income. It's not. How report this on my return?

That is fine as long as the check was made out to the trustee of the charity and not to you.   If made out to you and you endorsed it over to the charity then  it does not qualify for a QCD.

There is no place on a 1099-R that reports a QCD.

Enter the 1099-R normally and the follow-up questions will ask if this was a RMD (if your age is 70 1/2 or more) and then ask if there was any charitable donation - answer and then enter the amount of the QCD.   The 1099-R box 1 amount will go on the 1040 form line 15a with "QCD" next to it and the taxable amount (any portion of box 1 not a QCD) on line 15b.

**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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