The tax provision that allowed owners of individual retirement accounts who are 70½ or older to make a gift to charity expired on December 31, 2013. This limited opportunity allowed for donations of up to $100,000 of IRA assets to be sent directly to Ligonier Ministries or other non-profits without reporting the withdrawal as taxable income.

While Congress could reauthorize this tax-wise provision in the future, that has not yet occurred. If you have questions about this or would like to donate to Ligonier Ministries using other appreciated assets, please contact our Director of Stewardship at 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1182 or email