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Why Is Now the Time to Give?

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Making a gift to The Hunger Project this holiday season can be a heartwarming experience that will set us up for success in the coming year. Plus, when you make your gifts by Dec. 31, you will see a tax break for this year if you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return. That's not all—depending on the gift arrangements you choose, you can eliminate capital gains tax and reduce your income and future estate taxes.

Timing Is Everything
All gifts must be fully completed on or before Dec. 31 to qualify for an income tax deduction this year.
  • Cash contributions sent through the mail are usually deductible if they are mailed by midnight on Dec. 31.
  • Securities are generally deductible on the date they are transferred (if done electronically) to our books—not the date you ask your broker to make the transfer.
  • Life insurance gifts are considered complete on the date you sign the paperwork transferring ownership to The Hunger Project, assuming you properly forward the form on to the insurance company.
  • Real estate gifts, in most states, are considered complete on the date a properly executed deed is delivered to us.
We Can Help
Contact Jim Goodman, JD, CAP® at 1-800-228-6691 or jim.goodman@thp.org to learn how you can get the most from your donation to The Hunger Project this year.

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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes apply to federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.