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Qualified retirement plan assets are popular planned gift vehicles due to the unique tax advantages they provide. Many appreciate the increased flexibility and ease a beneficiary designation provides by using:
It is very simple to name St. Olaf College as a beneficiary. Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider's website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift.
Robert and Carol treasure the financial help they've been able to give their children and St. Olaf over the years. The couple recently updated their will to leave stocks and real estate to their kids. They left St. Olaf a $75,000 IRA to be transferred following their lifetime. Because St. Olaf is tax-exempt, all $75,000 will help support our mission.
If Robert and Carol had left the IRA to their children, approximately $18,000* would have gone to pay federal income taxes — leaving only $57,000 for their family's use. Robert and Carol are happy knowing they are making the most of their hard-earned money thanks to their updated estate plan.
*Based on an assumption of a 24 percent marginal income tax bracket.
Legal name: St. Olaf College
Address: 1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
Federal tax ID number: 41-0693979
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