Ways to Give
Making a difference may be easier than you think. Today there are many powerful financial tools available to anyone who has the desire to be a blessing to others. Visit TCT’s - Office of Planned Giving to get the latest news and information on estate and gift planning opportunities. Save a stamp, help change your world. Giving online to TCT is easy, convenient and safe.
Ways to Give
Making Bequests through your will is the most common form of planned giving. A will bequest to TCT enables you to assure that your God given earthly resources will continue to bear Kingdom fruit long after you have gone home to be with the Lord.
Gifts of Property
Gifts of real estate, automobiles, airplanes, boats, or even works of art offer substantial tax benefits for donors while enabling TCT to continue to expand its outreach efforts to evangelize and disciple millions worldwide.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of appreciated publicly traded stocks offer substantial tax advantages to donors. Making a gift of appreciated stock allows the donor to avoid payment of capital gains taxes, while also providing a tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock when the gift is made. What a tremendous way to keep the Gospel growing and at the same time capitalize on tax benefits for you and your family.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Many persons no longer need life insurance that they purchased years ago to provide for family members. If this is your situation, please consider donating your life insurance policy to TCT. In return, you may claim a current charitable tax deduction for the cash value of the policy and the proceeds are forever removed from your taxable estate.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity is a combination of a gift to TCT and the return of a lifetime income stream to you from TCT. Gift Annuities are powerful tools for donors desiring to make a substantial gift to TCT, but who may also need a steady income source to provide for their continuing financial need.
Charitable trusts allow donors with larger estates to custom design an asset transfer plan that can provide substantial charitable tax deductions, avoidance of capital gains taxes, a lifetime income stream for you and your loved ones, and truly, a “world” impacting gift to TCT.
Many persons today have qualified retirement plans such as IRA, 401(k) or Keogh that can also be used as a very affective charitable gift and tax reduction tool. As retirement accounts are included in one’s gross estate for tax purposes, it is possible to lose up to 75% of a retirement accounts value for beneficiaries (other than a spouse) due to taxes. Making a charitable gift from any retirement account can actually result in more assets being transferred to your loved ones than if you made a charitable gift from another asset you possess.
Corporate Matching Gift
Currently thousands of companies nationwide match employee’s gifts to charities. In many cases, companies even double or triple match employee’s donations to charities – what a tremendous opportunity for Kingdom multiplication! Ask your Human Resource Department today if your company matches or might consider starting a charitable matching gift program. You may find that you already have a God given opportunity and a Kingdom multiplying resource just waiting to be tapped! For your assistance, TCT maintains a list of corporate employers that have historically matched employee donations to religious charities.