Considering naming a charity as a beneficiary of your estate? The tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations can make IRAs ideal for charitable gifting, as neither you nor your charity will pay income tax on the account. However, using these accounts for charitable gifting can also create a number of traps for both the charity and other IRA beneficiaries.
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From filling out your beneficiary form properly to separating accounts for each intended heir, there are a number of factors to consider when naming a charitable beneficiary.