You may be tired of living at the mercy of the fluctuating stock and real estate markets. A charitable gift annuity is a gift made to United Way of Santa Barbara County that can provide you with a secure source of fixed payments for life.
Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs) create lifetime payments to the donor as well as tax saving. They can provide an income tax deduction the year the gift is made. They create capital gains tax savings when funded with appreciated assets. CGAs provide the joy of giving to a favorite cause.
Nonprofits who want to offer this popular planned giving option are required to have a CGA license issued by The State of California's Department of Insurance. This is an involved process, so only a small percentage of charities offer CGAs.
The charity's obligation to make the income payout is backed by the general assets of the charity.
On April 24, 2018, the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) Board approved an increase in the suggested maximum CGA rates which have been in effect since 2012. The new rates are effective July 1, 2018.
A charitable gift annuity is a way to make a gift to support United Way of Santa Barbara County.
If you decide to fund your gift annuity with cash, a significant portion of the annuity payment will be tax-free. You may also make a gift of appreciated securities to fund a gift annuity and avoid a portion of the capital gains tax. Please contact us to inquire about other assets that you might be able to use to fund a charitable gift annuity.
Current charitable gift annuity (payments begin within one year). With a current gift annuity, you may transfer cash or property in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments beginning as early as this year. You will receive an income tax charitable deduction this year for the value of your gift to United Way of Santa Barbara County.
Deferred charitable gift annuity (for payments at future date). Perhaps you are not ready to begin receiving payments until a future date, such as when you retire. With a deferred gift annuity, you establish the gift annuity today, receive a charitable income tax deduction this year, but defer the payments until a designated date sometime in the future. Best of all, because you deferred the payments, your annual payment will be higher when the payments start than they would have been with a current gift annuity.
Flexible deferred charitable gift annuity (gives you flexibility as to when the payments will start). With a flexible deferred gift annuity, you retain the flexibility to decide when the annuity will begin making payments. As with a deferred gift annuity, you establish the annuity today and receive a charitable deduction this year, but the payments are deferred until such time as you elect to begin receiving the payments.
If you have any questions about charitable gift annuities, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer your questions.