Many donors support 3HC as part of their estate planning. To obtain a greater tax benefit, you might consider donating stock or mutual funds, or including 3HC in your will. You have complete control over how much you would like to donate, as well as the programs that will benefit from your gift. Also, always consult your attorney for legal advice during your estate planning process.
Wills and Bequests
In addition to the tax benefits of the foregoing, or drastically lowering, inheritance taxes, bequeathing funds to a charitable organization of your choice enables you to clearly express your philanthropic wishes to family and friends. There are some key guidelines to remember when making a bequest – most importantly, always remember to meet your personal and family obligations first. The following are possible steps that can be taken:
- Contact your attorney for advice about establishing or amending your will to include the bequest.
- Name our organization- Home Health and Hospice Care, Inc., D.B.A. 3HC- as the recipient of the bequest. Our federal tax ID is 56-2160050.
- Include instructions, if you would like the gift designated for a special program, such as: Kitty Askins Hospice Center, the Butterfly Wings Program, Wings Camp for Grieving Children, Charity Care, etc.
- Indicate the dollar value, or the total percentage, of your estate for your gift, as well as naming any specific belongings or real estate to be distributed to 3HC.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) can be taxed up to 70%, if passed directly to your heirs – by designating 3HC as your beneficiary on your plans, inheritance taxes are greatly reduced. Contact your Retirement Plan Administrator and simply name Home Health and Hospice Care, Inc., as your beneficiary.
Donations of life insurance are a strategic means of benefiting charitable organizations in your estate planning, as probate is avoided, passing funds directly to 3HC without delay.
Stocks and Mutual Funds
By donating stocks and mutual funds, you avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation. In addition, the security’s full market value at the time of the gift is completely deductible. (Please note that you must have held the security for twelve months or longer before making the gift to qualify for tax benefits.)
Gift of Your Residence
Your home may be given to Hospice of 3HC now, and you may retain lifetime living-rights, in which you remain in your home for as long as you and your spouse desire. This allows you to claim an immediate income-tax deduction.
There are many ways to make a legacy gift to 3HC. To select the best way to make a planned gift, to support the mission of 3HC while ensuring your family’s financial security, we encourage you to consult with your financial advisor and/or attorney.
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Join the 3HC Legacy Society
The 3HC Legacy Society is a society that recognizes our loyal friends that have established a lasting legacy in support of our mission by including a provision in their will or estate.
If you have included such a provision in your will or estate plan, please let us know so we may recognize your generosity through membership in 3HC’s Legacy Society.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ list on planned giving.