Gifts That Reduce Your Taxes

You can open up a world of opportunity for future Georgia State students and help them acquire the tools they need to achieve great things. You can also enjoy tax benefits from these gifts now or you can establish a future gift that will pass tax benefits along to your loved ones.

Stocks and Securities

When you give stock or securities (stock, bonds, mutual funds), you may be eligible for a double tax benefit: 1) You receive an income tax deduction for the full, present, fair market value of the assets and 2) you may completely avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the assets. This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful for accomplishing your philanthropic goals. 

Retirement Assets
A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to provide Georgia State University with meaningful support while potentially shielding you and your heirs from tax liability.

Learn more about IRA Giving

Life Insurance
Transfer ownership now:

To make an impact on our mission today, irrevocably designate the Georgia State University Foundation as owner and beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy. If your policy is paid up, you will receive an immediate income tax deduction based on the policy value.

If your policy is not yet paid up, you will make contributions of cash to the Georgia State University Foundation to cover future premium payments. For any continuing premium payments you make, you will receive a charitable deduction in the year of the payment.


Name us as a beneficiary:

You can name the Georgia State University Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy. With this gift arrangement, Georgia State will receive the proceeds of your policy when you pass away. You can change your beneficiary at any time.

This gift is easy to arrange — simply request a beneficiary designation form from your plan administrator.

Personal Property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques or other personal property can be an excellent way to support Georgia State University. The tax benefits of the gift depend on whether the university can use the property in a way that is related to its mission. Contact us to learn more about this type of gift — we would be happy to help you find the option that best fits your philanthropic goals.

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