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6 Ways to Donate Real Estate

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© The Stelter Company The information in this publication is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Sharon Rabichow Director of Gift Planning 415-820-5828 legacy@SaveTheRedwoods.org 111 Sutter Street, 11th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 myredwoodslegacy.org Donating property to a charitable remainder trust may provide you with a number of potential benefits such as: • Up-front capital gains tax elimination on the increase in the property's value since you bought it. • An income tax deduction for the value of the remainder interest, when you itemize. • Income from the trust for the rest of your life once the property is sold. • Reduce the cost of probate—the legal process of administering your estate after your death—by eliminating the property from your estate. • Relieve yourself of selling or maintaining your property. • Make a significant gift that we can access after your lifetime. • Fund the trust using a partial amount of the property while also receiving a cash payment for the remaining portion after the sale of the property. 6] Establish a Memorial and Endowment Gift A gift of real estate is a perfect way to honor your loved one through a memorial or endowment type gift. If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by us, we hope you'll consider making a gift to us in honor of that person. Providing a gift establishes a living tribute that allows you to: • Honor a loved one or yourself. • Receive a federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize. • Reduce or eliminate capital gains tax. When you make an endowed gift, 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. Your real e state gift can fund an endowment you create or you can contribute to our already established endowment. Get Started Contact us today for more information about using real estate to support the League. We would be happy to work with your attorney and other advisors in designing the most suitable plan for you.

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