Gifts of real estate frequently save you thousands of dollars in income or estate taxes. We accept gifts of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate. Gifts of real estate secure a charitable income tax deduction for you, based on the fair market value of the property, with no capital gains liability for the transfer.
If the property is a long-term asset (held for over one year), you receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the appraised value. You may apply the deduction for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and carry it forward for up to five additional years. Furthermore, you are freed from paying real estate taxes, maintenance costs, insurance, and capital gains taxes on the property’s appreciation. You also avoid capital gains taxes on the transfer and remove the asset from your taxable estate.
You can irrevocably deed a residence (such as your home, cabin, or farm) to us but reserve the right to use it during your lifetime. This arrangement creates an immediate income tax deduction and a federal estate tax deduction. Click here to read more about retained life estates.
Your real estate gift can generate income for you by funding a life income gift, such as a charitable remainder unitrust or annuity trust. Click here for more information about unitrusts or click here for more information about annuity trusts.
We will gratefully review your gift possibility and evaluate the condition and marketability of the property.
You will need to obtain a preliminary title report and an independent appraisal. Our advisors will inspect the property and complete an environmental checklist. We may need to conduct a phase one environmental study in some cases. The IRS requires an independent appraisal to establish the fair market value of the property. We can assist you in following the IRS procedures.
Have you added us to your Will or Estate Plan? Please be sure to let us know so we can add you to our Hall of Fame Member listing. It will also give us the opportunity to properly say, "Thank You!"
To let us know, either send us an email using the link below or call us at (858) 756-2441.
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