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MOAH is a family-friendly learning environment where visitors of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to explore scientific and technological history through our unique exhibits, classes, and special events. With your support we can continue our mission of presenting inventions and technologies of the past.

Donations to MOAH are completely tax-deductible. All donors are recognized in our bi-annual newsletter.

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*All donations are tax-deductible

If you would like to make a donation in memory or honor of someone, please click HERE. Please let us know whom your gift is for and whom we should notify about your generous contribution.

MOAH AND AmazonSmile
Are you an Amazon shopper and interested in supporting MOAH? Now you can shop with AmazonSmile and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to the Museum of American Heritage. Simply click on the AmazonSmile logo below to start shopping and 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated! We hope you will take advantage of this fun and unique opportunity to support MOAH!

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Leave a Legacy
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that passed on January 2, 2013, extended a provision that allows older IRA account owners to donate their IRA withdrawals to charity through tax years 2012 and 2013. Transferring an IRA distribution to a charity, such as MOAH, allows retirees to avoid paying income tax on the amount withdrawn, and these qualified charitable distributions can be used to satisfy IRA required minimum distributions (RMD). Qualifying distributions may be made by individuals age 70 1/2 and older in amounts of up to $100,000 per year. Retirement savers are required to begin withdrawing money from their IRAs after age 70 1/2, and must generally pay income tax on the amount withdrawn. However, this provision of the law allows retirees to instead redirect their required distribution, up to $100,000, to a charity, and then no income tax is due on the withdrawal.

To qualify for this provision, charitable distributions generally must be paid from the IRA to a qualified charity by the end of the calendar year. There is plenty of time to make such a “tax savvy” donation to MOAH for tax year 2013. Distributions from your IRA to a charity at any time in calendar year 2013 can be used to satisfy your 2013 required minimum distribution (RMD) and to reduce your income tax bill.

How To Do It
Notify your IRA trustee that you want to make a donation to MOAH as either all or a portion of your RMD. State the amount you wish to donate. Typically, the trustee will send a check to you made out to MOAH. You then deliver the check to MOAH and keep a record of the transaction for your 2013 tax filing. This is a WIN/WIN for both you and MOAH!
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