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By Ian Berger, JD
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Can I make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from my IRA to pay for my grandson’s summer church camp?



Hi Susan,

You can only make a QCD if the donation would be 100% deductible as a charitable contribution if you made it as a regular donation (outside your IRA). This means that nothing of value can be received in exchange for the donation. A QCD would not be available here since something of value is being received in exchange for your donation.


My wife and I are both 62 years old and semi-retired. This year I will have earned income of approximately $10,000 and she will have earned income of $6,000. Can we both fully fund an IRA in 2023 ($7,500 each) even though her earned income was only $6,000?

In other words, do spousal incomes combine?

Thanks for your insight.



Hi Greg,

Yes, you can each make an IRA contribution of $7,500 this year. You can make a $7,500 contribution because your compensation is at least that amount. And your wife can make a $7,500 contribution because your combined compensation ($16,000) minus the amount of your contribution ($7,500) – $8,500 – is at least as high as $7,500.


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