There are many ways to plan YOUR legacy. Estate Planning or Planned Giving is becoming increasingly popular because it can be tailored to your individual financial situation. It can offer you several financial benefits, including the potential deferral of capital gains taxes, possible gift and estate tax savings and may also serve as an effective way of transferring wealth. If you are able and are considering leaving a legacy gift to YWCA Olympia, here are a few options you might consider:
Bequests: Bequests represent the most significant source of planned giving dollars for charitable organizations. If you would like to make a significant gift to YWCA Olympia but are concerned you may need the assets during your lifetime, a charitable bequest allows you to make a large contribution while maintaining maximum flexibility. These gifts can be funded with cash, marketable securities, mutual funds, real estate, life insurance and retirement plans. Charitable bequests and other estate gifts are 100% tax deductible so your estate pays no estate or inheritance tax.
Charitable Remainder Trust: This type of trust is a tax-exempt way to distribute income from the trust to beneficiaries for a period of time, after which, remaining assets are distributed to the charity of your choice. You determine the time-frame and the amount of annual payouts within certain limitations.
Charitable Lead Trust: These trusts give the charity a fixed annual payout and the remainder goes to your beneficiaries at the end of the charity’s payout term. The primary benefit of a charitable lead trust lies in its potential gift-tax advantages.
Life Insurance: Life insurance can help replace your estate and gift tax liabilities and often provides a substantial benefit for relatively small costs. You can name YWCA Olympia as the partial or sole beneficiary of the policy. Donating these policies results in a current income tax deduction and converts an asset that is no longer needed into a significant gift.
Stock gifts: This is a great way to invest in YWCA, while also accessing substantial tax benefits. Call us at 360.352.0593 for more information.
IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD): If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 annually ($200,000 for couples) and reduce the taxable balance of the IRA in your estate. The gift can be made to YWCA. Gifts made from an IRA are not reportable as taxable income and qualify toward your RMD, which can lower your income and taxes.
If you would like to help secure the financial future for YWCA Olympia and its educational programs to eliminate racism and empower womxn, consider a legacy gift today.
If you would like more information or to set up an appointment to chat, call us at 360.352.0593.
NOTE: This information is offered for general informational and educational purposes. Please consult with your legal or financial adviser for applicability to your particular situation.