If you are like most people, you probably will not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. You can make a gift of your unused retirement assets to help further our mission.
Benefits of Gifts of Retirement Assets
- Leave a lasting legacy to The Community Foundation or your hometown
- Avoid potential estate tax on retirement assets
- Your heirs would avoid income tax on any retirement assets funded on a pre-tax basis
How to Make a Gift of Retirement Assets
To leave your retirement assets to The Community Foundation or one of our affiliated funds, you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian. If you designate The Community Foundation or an affiliated fund as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift as your retirement assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift as well.
More on Gifts of Retirement Assets
Remember, 60%-70% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death. Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis, such as real estate and stock, and give the retirement assets to The Community Foundation or an affiliated fund. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.
If you have any questions about gifts of retirement assets, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.
Please let us know if you have already included The Community Foundation or an affiliated fund as a beneficiary of your retirement assets. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.