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Giving and Tax Benefits

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Great tax benefits exist for those who give. Here are some of the gifts and associated benefits you should know about.

Charitable Lead Trust

Make a substantial gift to Bates College in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.

Retained Life Estates

Donate your home, farm or a second home to Bates and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live in your home for the rest of your life. If you itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard deduction you could save significant income taxes.

Bargain Sale

Receive immediate cash and make a gift to Bates College by selling to us a valuable asset, such as real estate, for less than it is worth.

Donor-Advised Fund

Make a Gift with a Donor-Advised Fund

The donor-advised fund (DAF) is becoming an increasingly popular way to make a charitable gift. DAFs can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making your charitable giving easier. Here are two simple ways you can make a gift through your DAF: