There are many ways to support Spence’s future that do not affect you and your family during your lifetime. Although including a bequest to Spence in your estate plan is one way to leave a legacy, there are other arrangements, similar to bequests, which are simple, straightforward and accomplish the same goal.
Gifts that pay lifetime income may have many benefits: Dependable income for you and your family, current and future tax savings, and an important way to support Spence. Life income gifts can be an excellent way to balance your personal and philanthropic goals.
The recently signed legislation, Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act, permanently extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision. The provision allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income.