There are a variety of gifts to the Civil War Trust that may help reduce income taxes, estate taxes and capital gains taxes.
Charitable Lead Trust:
You can benefit from tax savings that result from supporting battlefield preservation through a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways charitable lead trusts make payments:
Retirement Plan Gift:
Retirement assets are among the most heavily taxed, making them an ideal resource for charitable giving once you no longer need the assets yourself. As a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, the Civil War Trust is exempt from paying the taxes that might otherwise be owed. Consider making the Civil War Trust a beneficiary of your retirement assets and leaving other less-heavily taxed assets to loved ones.
Life Insurance Gift:
Life insurance is an affordable way to leave a gift to the Civil War Trust while also enjoying tax savings during your lifetime. Benefits include:
CDs, Bank and Brokerage Accounts:
One of the easiest ways you can help preserve our national battlefields is by making the Civil War Trust the beneficiary of a certificate of deposit, a checking or savings bank account, or brokerage account. Simply request a Pay on Death (POD) or Transfer on Death (TOD) designation form from your financial institution.
Contact Alice Mullis at 202-367-1861 x7219 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about different giving options.