What is planned giving?

    • Many people think planned giving is simply giving to charity at death by either bequest in their Will/Trust or via their life insurance policy. However, it is all that and so much more. Planned Giving can help you receive significant financial benefits while achieving major personal and financial objectives. With the guidance of APWC’s Planned Giving Programs this can be accomplished very easily.


    • Guaranteed lifetime income. You can benefit from a large charitable tax deduction and secure a guaranteed lifetime income through Planned Giving with immediate gifts, or by giving later.

    • Leaving more money to your heirs. Contrary to popular belief that giving money to charity means leaving less to your descendants, Planned Giving can potentially help you leave more money to your descendants by reducing the amount taken by the IRS as inheritance tax.

    • Leaving a legacy of good deeds. If you feel that instilling the value of charitable giving to future generations is important, Planned Giving can ensure that your descendants will always have a paying job to continue to support charities even after you’re gone.

    • Defer and potentially eliminate capital gains taxes from selling certain assets. If capital gains taxes discouraging you from selling some assets (e.g. real estate) you have been wanting to realize the gain on, Planned Giving can allow you to leverage the tax-exempt status of charitable trusts minimize the impact of capital gains tax while preserving the assets you leave to your descendants. Planned Giving can also allow you to receive a significant and immediate charitable tax deduction and allow you to give later.

  • Putting assets to better use. Even after appropriate tax exemptions are used, certain assets are subject to a double tax (income and inheritance tax) before your heirs get what is left over. With the top income tax bracket of 39.6% and the inheritance tax of 55% beginning in Jan. 1, 2013, your heirs could potentially receive less than 30% of what you intended to leave. Planned Giving will allow you to redirect money that would have otherwise be paid in taxes to charities that support the causes you believe in.
  • If you were needed to pay any money to the IRS in taxes, wouldn’t you rather give that money to charity instead? The IRS has historically and continues to endorse Planned Giving and charitable tax deductions to encourage philanthropy.

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