What you no longer need can bring help and hope to the needy.
GFA can receive and liquidate your appreciated tangible personal property valued at $1,000 or more. We handle the administrative burden by working to sell the asset for you and then use the proceeds for your favorite causes within the ministry of GFA. If the assets have appreciated in value since you purchased them, donating them will usually provide you with a greater tax deduction than if you sell them yourself and donate the proceeds.
Types of personal property that can be donated to GFA include:
- Precious metals and coins
- Business inventory
- Personal service contracts
- Installment obligations
- Partnership interests
Here’s how it works (using a painting as an example)
Note: This scenario represents an example of the benefits of donating personal property. It does not represent actual donors of GFA.
- Charles and Catherine donate a painting to GFA. They purchased the painting years ago for $50,000, but today it’s worth $500,000. When they donate the artwork to GFA, they are able to take a charitable tax deduction for the $500,000 value and pay no capital gains on the asset transfer.
- Since they are in a 35% federal and 6% state tax bracket, their charitable deduction will be $205,000. When they subtracted their purchase price for the artwork from their tax deduction, they were thrilled to discover that they were able to provide $500,000 worth of impact on the mission field and realize a net gain of $155,000!
- Charles and Catherine inform GFA of their preferences for use of the proceeds from the sale of their donation within the ministry – National Missionary or Child Sponsorship Program support, Bibles, Jesus wells, etc.
- GFA sells the painting and uses the proceeds according to Charles and Catherine’s preferences.
For more information:
If you have any questions or wish to start the process for your gift, please fill out our contact form, or call GFA's Harvest Foundation at 800-946-2742.
All gifts are subject to Gospel for Asia's Gift Acceptance Policy.
DISCLAIMER: This web page is designed to provide information and illustration of the subject matters covered. It is not intended, nor should it be used as legal, accounting or other professional advice. It is always a good idea to seek legal and tax advice from your professional advisor(s).