Tax-Smart Giving: Current/Near-Term

Are you looking to make a gift in the current year (or in the next 6-12 months)? Below are tax-smart strategies that can be employed to enhance your giving in the near-term. Click on the the item(s) of interest to learn more.

Gift of Appreciated Stock and Securities

If you have stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other marketable securities which have greatly appreciated in value since their purchase, you can give them to Jesus Film Project®. You can deduct the fair market value of the stock and pay no capital gains tax on the stock (held for at least a year and a day.) This can dramatically reduce the cost of making a charitable gift or increase the amount you can afford to give… Click for more

Gift of IRA Rollover (Qualified Charitable Distribution)

This provision gives individuals 70½ and older the option to give to charities like Jesus Film Project® and Campus Crusade for Christ® (Cru®) directly from their traditional IRA up to $100,000 without the normal tax consequences on withdrawals… Click for more

Gift of Appreciated Real Property

Many people have the ability to give real estate to the Lord’s work. Gifts of appreciated, unencumbered real estate that you have owned for more than one year can provide additional tax advantages to the giver, as well as funds to reach the world for Christ.

If you have rental property, commercial property, vacation property, a second home, or land that you are not using or are tired of caring for, giving it may be an ideal way to provide funds for Jesus Film Project… Click for more

Gift of Life Insurance

This is a direct and simple way to make a planned gift when you name Jesus Film Project® as the beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the proceeds of a life insurance policy. This kind of gift can also offer tax advantages; these benefits vary from state to state… Click for more

Gift of Part of a Business

Are you an owner of a business? If so, that enterprise could serve you well as a means to lower your incomes taxes. With tax-wise planning, you can donate a small portion to charity and gain a valuable current year tax deduction. This can be done while retaining full control of your business. You can keep more today, to reach tomorrow’s goals for you, your business and your family… Click for more

Gift of Grain, Livestock and Farm Commodities

If you have grain, livestock or other farm commodities, you can donate them prior to sale, and you could be exempt from claiming it as income. You can claim the gift at the market price. The charitable deduction you receive can reduce your state and federal taxes, as well as your self-employment taxes. This savings also reduces your cost of making a charitable gift or could enable you to increase the amount you can give… Click for more

Gift of Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies

Jesus Film Project® accepts tax-deductible gifts of various forms of virtual (digital) currency such as Bitcoin®. Per government requirements, these gifts are recognized as real property and are received and receipted similar to stock and other securities. Virtual currency gifts of $5,000 or more annually require a qualified appraisal. For more information, or to make a Bitcoin donation, please contact Debbie Williams on our Specialized Donations Partner Care Team at (407) 826-2430, or toll free 888-278-7233 (choose option #1, then #2), or you can email the Specialized Donations team at: [email protected].

When making your gift, please reference the Cru® (Campus Crusade for Christ®) Tax ID Number: 95-6006173.

Charitable Giving Through Donor-Advised Funds

This fund serves as a financial tool much like a private foundation, but offers more attractive options when it comes to realizing your personal charitable objectives. With a Donor Advised Fund, costs and administration are shared and minimized. You may claim a charitable income tax deduction and may not have to pay any capital gains, if the gift is of appreciated property. You have the flexibility with a Donor Advised Fund of giving to your charity(s) of choice now or over time… Click for more

Giving Through Charitable Lead Trusts

The lead trust is another financial tool which makes payments, either a fixed amount (annuity trust) or a percentage of trust principal (unitrust), to Jesus Film Project® for a set term of years to support any ministry effort you choose to designate. When the trust terminates, the asset is ultimately returned to you (a grantor lead trust) or to your heirs (a non-grantor lead trust). You may claim a charitable tax deduction for funding a non-grantor lead trust. The lead trust is one of the few ways to reduce transfer taxes that would otherwise be due on assets left to loved ones… Click for more

Giving Through Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a simple and safe way to receive a quarterly or yearly fixed income for your lifetime and your spouse’s lifetime… Click for more

Exit Strategies for Real Estate Investors

Today’s Gift Planning tools provide investors with strategies to significantly reduce, and even potentially eliminate, taxes on appreciated real estate, stocks, business interests, and other appreciated assets. Can you imagine a strategy with the goal of zero taxes? It is possible… Click for more

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