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Your treasures like valuable antiques, stamp and coin collections, works of art, cars, boats, and other personal property can make suitable charitable gifts today or after your lifetime. The financial benefits of the gift depend on whether we can use the property in a way that is related to our mission.
Related use property—e.g., a piece of artwork donated to an art museum—is deductible at the full fair market value. Any other property is deemed nonrelated use property and the deduction would be limited to the lesser of fair market value or your tax basis in the property.
If the federal income tax charitable deduction claimed for a gift of tangible personal property exceeds $5,000, you must obtain an appraisal from a qualified appraiser and submit a special IRS form with the tax return on which the deduction is claimed.
Ways to Use Property as a Donation
An outright gift. This allows you to benefit our mission today and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.
A gift in your will or living trust. You can leave a legacy at the Chi Omega Foundation by donating property to us through your will or living trust.
A bargain sale. A bargain sale is when property is sold for less than the fair market value of the item. For example, if you were to sell the Chi Omega Foundation an antique for $25,000 that is worth $50,000, you will be eligible to receive a federal income tax deduction of $25,000, plus the cash amount of $25,000 from Chi Omega for the antique. The difference between the actual value and the sale price would be considered a gift to Chi Omega. A bargain sale can be an effective way to divest oneself of property that has increased in value, and it is the only gift vehicle that can give you a lump sum of cash and a charitable deduction (when you itemize) at the same time.
A memorial or tribute gift. If you have a friend or family member whose life has been touched by Chi Omega, consider making a gift to us in her or his name.
An endowed gift. Create an endowment or contribute to one that is already established to ensure that your support of Chi Omega will last forever.
A charitable gift annuity. You can sometimes use non-income producing property such as valuable stamp and coin collections or works of art in exchange for life payments and a federal income tax charitable deduction. The amount of the charitable deduction depends, in part, on whether the donated items are retained by the charity and used for its tax-exempt purpose.
A charitable remainder trust. You may be able to contribute tangible personal property to a charitable remainder trust. If you or a family member is an income beneficiary, you will receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when the property is sold. An additional contribution of cash or appreciated securities is recommended to cover expenses until the tangible personal property is sold.
A donor advised fund. Gifts to donor advised funds are not limited to cash and securities. Tangible personal property such as valuable antiques, stamp and coin collections, art, cars, and boats may be able to be gifted and sold to benefit your fund.
- Contact Sally Stephens Kimball at 901.748.8600 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on giving a gift of personal property.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include the Chi Omega Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Chi Omega Foundation
Address: 3395 Players Club Parkway, Memphis, TN 38125
Federal Tax ID Number: 31-0936294