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  • Touch the lives of others while creating a lasting legacy
  • Find peace of mind through a wide variety of tax benefits
  • Help our organization achieve its goals for current and future generations

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Life Estate Reserved

You may desire to leave your home or farm to Garnet Health Foundation at your death but would also like to receive a current charitable income tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution you need!

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Benefits of a life estate reserved

  • Receive a federal income tax deduction for the value of the remainder interest in your home or farm
  • Preserve your lifetime use and control of your home or farm
  • Create a life estate based on more than one life. This will preserve the use of the property for you and a loved one, such as a spouse or dependent child

How a life estate works

  1. You deed your home or farm to Garnet Health Foundation. The deed will include a provision that gives you the right to use your home or farm for the rest of your life and that of any other life estate party named in the deed.
  2. You and Garnet Health Foundation sign a maintenance, insurance and taxes (MIT) agreement to explain that you will do your best to keep the property in good condition and that you will maintain property insurance and pay the property taxes.
  3. When the owners of the life estate have passed away, your home or farm will belong to Garnet Health Foundation. We will use or sell the property to further our charitable work.

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To learn more about a life estate, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

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About Bequests

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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 Rollover

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An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.
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Legacy Society

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Our Legacy Society recognizes donors who have provided for Garnet Health in their estate plans.
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Charitable Remainder Unitrust

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You may be concerned about the high cost of capital gains tax with the sale of an appreciated asset. Perhaps you recently sold property and are looking for a way to save on taxes this year and plan for retirement. A charitable remainder unitrust might offer the solutions you need!
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