Transforming Realty to Gift Reality
Discover All of Your Options
Discover Your Options
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Want to make a big gift to your favorite MultiCare program or foundation without touching your bank account? Consider giving us real estate. Such a generous gift helps our community for generations to come. And a gift of real estate also helps you. When you give us appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you get a federal income tax charitable deduction. This eliminates capital gains tax. And you no longer have to deal with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.
Another benefit: You don't have to hassle with selling the real estate. You can deed the property directly to Good Samaritan Foundation, Mary Bridge Children's Foundation, MultiCare Health Foundation or South King Health Foundation or ask your attorney to add a few sentences in your will or trust agreement.
Ways to Give Real Estate
You can give real estate to your favorite MultiCare program or foundation. Click on the expandable sections below to learn how and see your gifts in action with Gift Illustrator:
When you make a gift today of real estate you have owned longer than one year, you obtain a federal income tax charitable deduction equal to the property's full fair market value. This deduction lets you reduce the cost of making the gift and frees cash that otherwise would have been used to pay taxes. By donating the property to us, you also eliminate capital gains tax on its appreciation. Furthermore, the transfer is not subject to the gift tax, and the gift reduces your future taxable estate.
A gift of real estate through your will or living trust allows you the flexibility to change your mind and the potential to support our work with a larger gift than you could during your lifetime. In as little as one sentence or two, you can ensure that your support of MultiCare continues after your lifetime and that your estate will benefit from a federal estate tax charitable deduction.
Perhaps you like the tax advantages a gift of real estate to Good Samaritan Foundation, Mary Bridge Children's Foundation, MultiCare Health Foundation or South King Health Foundation would offer, but you want to continue living in your personal residence for your lifetime. You can transfer your personal residence or farm to Good Samaritan Foundation, Mary Bridge Children's Foundation, MultiCare Health Foundation or South King Health Foundation but keep the right to occupy the home for the rest of your life. You continue to pay real estate taxes, maintenance fees and insurance on the property. Even though we would not actually take possession of the residence until after your lifetime, since your gift cannot be revoked, you receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction for a portion of your home's value.
Are you tired of the hassles of maintaining your property such as paying taxes, utilities and repair bills? Consider donating the property to Good Samaritan Foundation, Mary Bridge Children's Foundation, MultiCare Health Foundation or South King Health Foundation in exchange for reliable payments for life for you (and someone else, if you choose). When you arrange a charitable gift annuity, you're allowed a federal income tax charitable deduction in the year you set up the gift annuity when you itemize on your taxes. If you use appreciated real estate to make a gift, you can usually eliminate capital gains tax on a portion of the gift and spread the rest of the gain over your life expectancy. A gift of unmortgaged property to fund a deferred gift annuity is preferable and generates the greatest tax benefit.
Want to sell us your property for less than the fair market value? A "bargain sale" may be the answer. When you make a bargain sale, you sell your property to our organization for less than what it's worth. The difference between the actual value and the sale price is considered a gift to us. A bargain sale can be an effective way to dispose of property that has increased in value, and it is the only gift vehicle that can give you a lump sum of cash and a charitable deduction at the same time.
You can contribute any type of appreciated real estate you've owned for more than one year, provided it's unmortgaged, in exchange for an income stream for life or a term of up to 20 years. The donated property may be a residence (a personal residence must be vacant upon contribution), undeveloped land, a farm or commercial property. Real estate works well with only certain variations of charitable remainder trusts. An additional contribution of cash or appreciated securities is recommended to cover expenses until the tangible personal property is sold. Your estate planning attorney, who will draft your trust, can give you more details.
A charitable lead trust can be a wonderful way for you to benefit Good Samaritan Foundation, Mary Bridge Children's Foundation, MultiCare Health Foundation or South King Health Foundation and simultaneously transfer appreciated real estate to your family tax-free. You should consider funding the trust with real estate that is income-producing and expected to increase in value over the term of the trust.
A gift of real estate may be a perfect way to honor your loved one in perpetuity. When you make an endowed gift of real estate, your contribution is invested with and becomes part of our endowment. An annual distribution is made for the purpose you designate. Because the principal remains intact, the fund will generate support in perpetuity.
When you transfer real estate to your donor advised fund, you avoid capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the property.
An Example of How It Works
Janet purchased her home years ago and has watched it grow steadily in value. Still active in her career and traveling frequently, she's beginning to find home ownership more and more of a hassle. At this stage of her life, Janet has decided to move to a 55+ condominium development, where all exterior maintenance is provided and she doesn't have to worry about security issues. Janet sees this as an opportunity to give her existing house to a charity that's important to her while realizing valuable tax benefits.
Janet qualifies for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $250,000, which is for her home's fair market value today. She is able to claim 30 percent of her $200,000 adjusted gross income, or $60,000, in the year of the gift. In the five years following, she can continue to use up the remaining $190,000 deduction. Janet is happy in her new condo and loves knowing that the gift of her house will make a big difference supporting the continuation of compassionate, high-quality patient care in our community for generations to come.
Make Your Annual Gift Last Forever
Each year we rely on your gift, along with many others, to help us meet our goals and make a difference in the lives of others. To ensure that our programs and funding do not suffer, please take time now to consider leaving an endowed gift—a generous statement that will truly last forever.
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*At a 4 percent endowment spending level, 25 times an annual gift amount equals an endowed perpetual gift.
Ready for Next Steps?
- Contact Frank Colarusso, Gift Planning Manager, at 253-403-1262 or email@example.com or Shelley Buck, Sr. Administrative Assistant, at 253-403-3093 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibility of giving real estate to Good Samaritan Foundation, Mary Bridge Children's Foundation, MultiCare Health Foundation or South King Health Foundation.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor to make sure this gift fits your goals. (Need an advisor? Look here for advisors familiar with MultiCare foundations and services.)
- If you include Good Samaritan Foundation, Mary Bridge Children's Foundation, MultiCare Health Foundation or South King Health Foundation in your plans, please refer to our sample bequest language and use our legal name and federal tax ID number.