Below are tax-smart strategies for estate planning and other forms of deferred giving. Click on the item(s) of interest to learn more.
You can choose to leave assets from your estate to Jesus Film Project by a provision in your will, or a codicil to your will. This is a bequest. You can bequeath a specific amount of money, a percentage of your estate, or specific property. Your estate will receive a charitable estate tax deduction at your death, when the gift is actually made. A bequest enables you to make a significant gift to Jesus Film Project while retaining full control of your assets throughout your life and can reduce your estate taxes... Click for more
This trust is a financial tool which makes payments, either a fixed amount (annuity trust) or a percentage of trust principal (unitrust), to whomever you choose to receive the income. You may claim a charitable income tax deduction and may not have to pay any capital gains tax if the gift is of appreciated property. At the end of the trust term, Jesus Film Project would receive whatever amount is left in the trust... Click for more
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
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
You can give your personal residence or farm to Jesus Film Project and retain the right to live there for the remainder of your life. You would receive an immediate tax deduction, but would continue to maintain the property and pay taxes and even receive any income it might generate... Click for more
For those who wish to help provide financial support for Jesus Film Project® or other ministries they believe in, a giving fund can be created much like an endowment. The fund extends one’s legacy beyond his or her life, and in turn serves as a financial lifeline for global film evangelism, follow-up and church planting, helping reach the next generation... Click for more
Staff members of Jesus Film Project are dependent on friends like you for financial support to continue their important work. When you pass away, their needs do not come to an end. Would you like to continue your support of staff after your death? You can. The Staff Legacy Fund could be the ideal way for you to accomplish this objective... Click for more
A family letter is a key part of a good estate plan. It is much more personal than many of your estate documents. A family letter allows you to share your heart and show appreciation and gratitude to family members. During a time when family members are grieving, it also helps them to complete many practical steps to protect your property... Click for more
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
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
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
There are a number of tax-wise gift- and estate-planning tools and strategies that you can use to preserve assets, provide for family, and remember those charities and ministries that are important to you. But, how does one know which options would best fit his or her own unique situation? The answer, to obtain wise counsel from trusted charitable professionals; advisors who not only know the techniques, but also have the same spiritual values you do—a heart to see the lost reached, believers grow, and churches planted worldwide... Click for more
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