November 2019 Voter

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  • Beth Hufnagel
    commented 2019-11-16 15:25:04 -0500
    Update to one article: the official name of our 501©(3) organization has changed. The full text of this article is now:

    Getting the Tax Benefits of Your Charitable Donations for 2019 Beth Hufnagel
    You may be aware that new limits on charitable deductions are now in effect. However, there is still a way to get the benefits of supporting your favorite charitable organization (the LWVHC, perhaps?) AND lowering your overall tax bill for 2019. Not everyone qualifies. You need to have an IRA with a required minimum distribution (RMD) and be older than 70 ½. If that’s you, then you can contribute some or all of your RMD directly to the charity of your choice and that part of the RMD will not be taxable income to you. (This is on your federal income or estate return; state law may be different.) Any RMD that you’ve already taken for 2019 won’t qualify, but there’s always next year! The trick is to fill out a form that your plan administrator will provide, have them distribute the contribution directly, and not personally take any of the RMD. Your plan administrator is required to distribute the RMD as you instruct.

    If you decide that this is what you want to do, you will need the following information to complete the form you get from your plan administrator:
    Legal Name: League of Women Voters of Howard County, Inc.
    Address: 5430 Vantage Point Road, Suite C, Columbia, MD 21044
    Telephone: 410-730-0142
    Tax ID: 52-1789005
    Some plan administrators do not provide the donor’s name when they send the contribution, so if you’d like us to know it’s from you, please send us an email or call with the name of your financial institution and the amount of your gift.
  • Beth Hufnagel
    commented 2019-11-04 15:06:40 -0500
    The Times for gift-wrapping at the Columbia Barnes & Noble have been shortened to be from 9am to 5pm..
  • Beth Hufnagel
    commented 2019-11-04 15:04:38 -0500
    The Veteran’s Day Parade Sunday Nov 11 is in Columbia, not Ellicott City.