11 Ways to Give

  1. Cash: You can deduct cash gifts up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income. On a $10,000 cash gift in a 28 percent tax bracket, you save $2,800 in taxes.

  2. Multiple-Year Cash Pledge: You can deduct cash pledged over a period of years, up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income for the portion given each year. On a $50,000 cash gift over five years ($10,000 each year) in a 28-percent bracket, you save $2,800 in taxes that year.

  3. Bequest through Will: It is very simple to give of your estate. You can make a gift bequest—after others have been provided for—of a dollar amount, specific property, a percentage of the estate, or the remainder to Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa.

  4. Outright Gift of Real Estate: One of the most overlooked gift forms is real estate. A gift of land, a house, or vacation home is a perfect gift. You will impact generations of women and the community—and receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value, as well as avoiding all capital gain taxes.

  5. Retirement Accounts: Retirement Account Funds (IRAs or company plans) beyond the comfortable support of yourself or loved ones may be given (such as life insurance proceeds) to Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa by proper beneficiary designation.

  6. Personal Property (Collections-Royalty Rights, etc.): Gifts of personal property are always welcome, including collections, royalty, and mineral rights. Charitable tax deductions are available in the year of the gift.

  7. Appreciated Stock: Appreciated stock (held more than one year) makes an excellent gift. Avoid all capital gain taxes, receive a tax deduction, and deduct up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income.

  8. Bonds, Mutual Funds: Bonds and mutual funds are similar to cash in their tax treatment. State, Municipal, and U.S. Government Bonds are welcome.

  9. Gift of Life Insurance: It is easy to make a significant gift by naming Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa beneficiary to receive all, or a portion of the proceeds of an existing life insurance policy. You will receive a tax deduction for the cash surrender value, thus reducing your tax liability in the year of the gift.

  10. Real Estate with Life Tenancy: Receive a substantial income tax deduction by giving (deeding) your home or farm to the Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa now. You continue to live there, maintain the property as usual, and even receive any income it generates. At your death, Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa will convert your property into cash to support the goals of the campaign.

  11. In-Kind Gifts: Gifts of goods or services are welcomed by Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa with prior approval by the Campaign Steering Committee. Ordinarily these gifts will be credited toward the campaign at their full fair market values as determined by appraisal or other appropriate valuation techniques.


If you are interested in learning more about giving, please call us at 918-627-4105.



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