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Ways You Can Give to Make a Difference

Planned Giving

About Bequests

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70 1/2 and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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Beneficiary Designations

A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support our cause. You can designate our organization as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a great way you can make a gift to our organization and benefit. You transfer your cash or property to our organization and we promise to make fixed payments to you for life at a rate based on your age.

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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.

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Gift Options

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Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.

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Thursday April 25, 2019

Washington News

Washington Hotline

Commissioner Rettig Thanks Taxpayers

On April 15, IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig thanked taxpayers. He stated, "Our nation's tax system is built around the concept of voluntary tax compliance, meaning citizens comply with their civic duty each year by preparing and filing their taxes — without direct government intervention. This principle has helped make our tax system a model for the entire world. Thanks to taxpayers, this system helps fund our great nation. Each year, 95% of the gross receipts of our country flows through the IRS — about $3.5 trillion last year — funding critical aspects of the U.S., ranging from roads and schools to the nation's military."

Rettig reported a smooth filing season. By April 5, 2019, the IRS had received 103 million tax returns and issued 78 million tax refunds. The total amount of the refunds exceeded $220 billion and the average refund was $2,833.

This will be a busy month for both the IRS and taxpayers. The IRS expected 14.8 million tax returns to be filed the week of April 12. By tax day on April 15, the IRS predicted that another 18.3 million returns would be filed.

Over 14.6 million taxpayers are expected to file IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

Some taxpayers may qualify for the following automatic extensions.
  1. Alaska Earthquake — Those impacted by the Alaska earthquake on November 30, 2018, may file by April 30, 2019.
  2. Alabama Tornadoes — The victims of the March 3, 2019, tornadoes in Alabama may file by July 31, 2019.
  3. California Wildfires — Those who were impacted by the major wildfires in California on November 8, 2018, may delay filing until April 30, 2019.
  4. Nebraska-Iowa Blizzard — A massive blizzard on March 9, 2019, impacted Nebraska and Iowa. The affected residents may delay filing until July 31, 2019.
  5. Combat Zones — Active duty military who are in Iraq, Afghanistan or other IRS recognized combat zones may delay filing until 180 days after departing from the combat zone.
  6. Workers Outside the U.S. — Workers and military residing outside the U.S. generally have until June 17, 2019 to file.

Published April 26, 2019
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