Let’s say you’ve had a good year. Maybe you’ve made a bundle in the market, earned a bonus or received an inheritance. Your Giving Fund can help you reduce the amount you would owe in taxes while you share some of your extra earnings with the charities you love.
One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.
TIAA Charitable does not provide legal or tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor. Charitable deductions are subject to Internal Revenue Code limitations, based generally on your adjusted gross income and the character of any securities you contribute to your Giving Fund. There may also be state and local tax benefits to making contributions, but the content provided here relates to taxation at the federal level only. Availability of certain federal income tax deductions may depend on whether you itemize deductions. Charitable contributions of capital gain property held for more than one year are usually deductible at fair market value. Deductions for capital gain property held for one year or less are usually limited to cost basis. Before establishing a Giving Fund, taxpayers should seek advice based on their own particular circumstances from an independent legal or tax advisor.