This type of gift might appeal to you if you want to support the UW Foundation, you’re 40 to 60 years old, you need to benefit now from a current tax deduction, and you are interested in augmenting your future income.
The deferred-payment gift annuity involves the current transfer of cash or marketable securities in exchange for which the UW Foundation agrees to pay the donor an annuity starting at a future date—usually at the donor’s retirement. The gift can consist of a single transfer, a series of transfers, or periodic transfers to the plan in high-income years.
You realize an immediate charitable deduction for the gift portion of each transfer to the deferred gift-annuity plan. A portion of each annuity payment, when the payments begin, will be a tax-free return of principal over the life expectancy of the annuitant. When appreciated, long-term, capital-gain securities are transferred, any reportable capital gain is spread out over the donor-annuitant’s life expectancy.
- Guaranteed payments for life that are favorably taxed
- When gift is funded with cash, part of payment will be tax-free
- When gift is funded with appreciated property, part will be taxed as capital gain, part will be tax-free, and part will be taxed as ordinary income
- Federal income-tax deduction for a portion of your gift
- Gift will provide generous support for the UW Foundation