Creative Charitable Gift Annuity “Apps”
There seems to be no end to the useful applications generous people have found for charitable gift annuities:
- A Minnesota woman set up nine charitable gift annuities in her will, all benefitting members of her family. She wanted to help a worthwhile cause, but also wished to ensure that family members would think of her every time they received a quarterly gift annuity payment.
- When their housekeeper of 32 years announced her retirement, a married couple and their family went together and set up a charitable gift annuity for the lady that would augment her Social Security payments and serve as a token of their love and appreciation.
- An IRA owner asked the IRS if she could leave part of her IRA to an organization to establish a gift annuity for a family member. (The IRS approved.)
- “Minimum distribution” rules required Cynthia to withdraw $25,000 last year from her 401(k) plan – all taxable income that she currently has no need to spend. She decided to use $20,000 of the distribution for a charitable gift annuity that will greatly reduce her taxes and provide 80% tax-free payments during her life expectancy.
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Director of Institutional Advancement
The materials contained on this website are intended only to show some ways by which you can make a charitable gift or bequest and thereby minimize federal tax liabilities, as authorized by the Internal Revenue Code. All examples are of a general nature only and should not be applied to your specific situation without first consulting your attorney or other advisers.