O give thanks unto the Lord!

As we thank God for so many earthly blessings and, most importantly, for sending his Son to be our Savior, this is a reminder of one particularly exciting gifting opportunity. Anyone 70.5 or older can make qualified charitable distributions from their IRA of up to $100,000 per year to their church, synod, and other WELS organizations without counting the distributions as income for federal tax purposes. This may be an especially useful gifting strategy for those who do not itemize their income tax deductions.

To learn more, contact your local WELS Christian giving counselor.