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One of the most flexible giving options available

Gifts of Real Estate and Other Valuables

Donating real estate — such as your home, ranch, vacation property, commercial property, vacant land — mineral interests, or other valuables to UTSA can be one of the most flexible charitable giving options available. There are a variety of potential benefits depending on the charitable giving structure you use.

Give Now

You can make a gift now, which would allow your gift to make an impact today and could generate significant tax savings. A current donation would provide an immediate charitable deduction for the fair market value of the property while potentially avoiding capital gains taxes.

Depending on the structure you use for your donation you could also give yourself or other loved ones income for life while leaving the remaining assets to UTSA after your death (for example, through a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust). Alternatively, you could provide UTSA with income for a few years, with the asset passing on to your heirs at the time you specify (such as through a charitable lead trust).

Give Later

You could also leave real estate or other assets to UTSA through your will or living trust. This is an efficient way to make a meaningful gift in the future without impacting your current lifestyle.

Planning Tips

Gifts of real estate or other assets can be made to UTSA by donating the entire property or a partial interest in the property.

With all gifts of real estate, UTSA conducts a due diligence evaluation of the property to determine its acceptability concerning outstanding mortgages, liens and presence of hazardous substances, as well as the marketability of the property.

Mortgage-free properties provide you with greater tax benefits than mortgaged properties.

To meet IRS requirements, you will need to obtain an appraisal from a qualified appraiser, which UTSA cannot conduct on your behalf.

The exact tax savings depends on the type of gift and your specific situation.

Please keep in mind that gifts of real estate or other valuables can be more complex than gifts of other assets, requiring multiple steps, outside advice, and additional time. Contact UTSA early in your decision-making process to see if such a gift is right for you.

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© Planned Giving Marketing. This document is informational and educational in nature. It is not offering professional tax, legal, or accounting advice. For specific advice about the effect of any planning concept on your tax or financial situation or with your estate, please consult a qualified professional advisor.

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