Transfer ownership of stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. Marketable Securities are a great way to maximize your giving because you receive an immediate income-tax deduction for the full fair-market-value of your securities. In addition, you pay zero capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair-market-value.
Giving retirement bequests, trusts, etc. as part of your overall personal finance strategy. If you have planned in advance to give a gift as part of your overall personal financial strategy, we recommend that you discuss your decision with your tax and/or financial advisor.
- Life Insurance: You can simply name Christ the Victor as a beneficiary.
- Retirement Assets: You can name Christ the Victor as a beneficiary of your IRA, (401) k or other qualified retirement plan. Any amounts left in your plan will transfer to Christ the Victor free of income and estate tax.
- Bequests: You can name Christ the Victor in your will as a beneficiary and your estate will receive an income tax deduction for the value of your bequest. A bequest written in a will can be made for either a percentage or an amount.
- Charity Gift Annuity: Cash or marketable securities are transferred to a charitable organization in exchange for a current income tax deduction and the organization’s promise to make fixed annual payments to you for life.
- Charity Lead Trust: Cash or marketable securities are transferred to a trust, which makes fixed payments to the charitable organization over a specified period of time, then transfers the remaining assets to your heirs.
Did you know that 90% of the worlds wealth is held in assets, not cash? That means that most of our giving capacity is tied up in our “stuff” and not our checkbooks. We’re pretty flexible when it comes to non-cash gifts. Simply email us at (firstname.lastname@example.org. But for something pretty common like an automobile, please visit our Cars of Hope Ministry online.