Estate and Tax Smart Giving
Gifts from your estate can help fund much needed research and service providers through Autism Speaks Canada. They can also offer significant tax benefits for you and your family while supporting the cause you care about.
Once you have taken care of your family and loved ones, we hope that you will consider naming Autism Speaks Canada (ASC) as a beneficiary in your Will. However long it is before we receive your gift, you can trust ASC to put your donation to work funding research and family services.
A Gift of Life Insurance allows you to make a generous Legacy Gift to Autism Speaks Canada (ASC), with only minimal outlay of current savings or income. Donors often struggle between their desire to leave a gift to charity and their need to preserve their estate for their families. A gift of life insurance can resolve this conflict.
If you are married, for tax planning purposes you should designate your spouse as the beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF. However, outside of marriage, designating Autism Speaks Canada (ASC) as the beneficiary of your registered plan is a simple way to leave a generous gift.
For tax efficiency, you may wish to consider donating shares of a publicly traded security or mutual fund directly to Autism Speaks Canada (ASC). If your shares have increased in value, 50% of the capital gain is usually taxable as income. However, by transferring the shares directly to charity, the capital gain tax does not apply.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Development
Autism Speaks Canada
Phone: 416-362-6227 ext. 204 or 1-888-362-6227 ext. 204
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