Gifts of Savings Bonds: Getting Started
How It Works
Savings bonds are normally taxed when they're cashed in, reissued to another person or reach final maturity. Fortunately, you can reduce, or even eliminate, income taxes when you choose to leave your bonds to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Although the bonds themselves can't be directly donated to a charitable organization during your lifetime, there are three smart strategies that allow you to use your bonds to support our mission.
Did you know?
Even though U.S. savings bonds offer steady return and absolute security, redeeming them can cause tax headaches. But you can save on taxes by using your bonds to support our cause.
Three Charitable Options
Case in Point
Steve leaves $10,000 of U.S. savings bonds to his daughter, Becky, upon his death. Becky is in the 35 percent income tax bracket, so she receives only $6,500 ($10,000 - $3,500) after she pays the income tax on the bonds. If Steve were to leave the bonds to us instead, we would receive the entire $10,000 because we are a tax-exempt organization.
If you have questions about this tax-smart way to give, please contact Cris Lutz at (626) 405-2212 or email@example.com.
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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.