Please Make A Donation
We need your support to stay on the air. Please consider a small donation to help keep the music and stories coming 24/7.
Donate if you can help us, students, individuals, educators and fellow citizens will all benefit. 100% of the gifts given to RRA or used directly for the program. We have received our TAX EXEMPT status from the Internal Revenue. We are a 501(c) 3 Non Profit Corporation. There are no absorbent administrative fees and no fundraising companies that get a fee from us. Everything donated is greatly appreciated and appropriated 100% in operation of our mission.
How to Minimize Your Taxes and Maximize Your Gift
Consider these options for your charitable giving.
1. Cash. This is a simple and common way to make a gift. Donations of
cash are deductible if you itemize in the year of contribution.
2. Bequests. Leave us a percentage of your estate. Or, make a bequest
of money or a particular piece of property to our organization.
3. Securities. Give stocks that have increased greatly in value,
particularly those producing a low yield. If you have owned them longer
than one year, you will pay no capital gains tax on the transaction, and
you can deduct the full fair market value.
4. Bank accounts and CDs. Name us as the “payable-on-death
beneficiary” of your bank accounts or on certificates of deposit. You
own the assets for your lifetime and have them available for your use.
Upon your death, the assets pass directly to us without going through
5. Retirement plan assets. Your most efficient estate planning option
may be leaving all or a portion of your retirement plan to charity,
because tax laws often subject these assets to income and estate taxes
upon death. Many techniques can be used to avoid income taxes up to
39.6 percent. At the same time, you can pass more tax-favored assets to
6. Charitable gift annuity. This is a simple contract between you and
us that pays you a fixed dollar amount for your lifetime. The older you
are, the higher your annuity rate. If you use appreciated property to fund
the gift annuity, you will escape the capital gains tax on the gift portion
of the transaction. Plus, you are able to spread the remaining capital
gains tax over your estimated life expectancy. You also receive a partial
income tax deduction.
7. Charitable remainder trust. A charitable remainder trust pays a
fixed or variable income to the donor. The payments are made either for
life or a period of time not to exceed 20 years. At the end of the trust’s
term, the balance in the trust supports our mission. You’ll also receive a
partial income tax deduction.
8. Charitable lead trust. This type of charitable trust pays income to one
or more charitable organizations, typically for a period of years, after
which the remaining trust assets pass to family members.
9. Real estate. This is a simple donation if you own property that is not
mortgaged, has appreciated in value, and you no longer need or use. You can
deduct the fair market value of your gift and eliminate all capital gains taxes.
Plus, you have removed that asset from your taxable estate.
10. Retained life estate. You can transfer the deed of your personal
residence or farm to us now and keep the right to live in and use the
property for your lifetime. You will receive a current charitable deduction
in an amount that is based on your life expectancy and the value of the
11. Bargain sale. In this scenario, you agree to sell property to a charity
at less than its fair market value. The difference between the sale price
and the fair market value is your charitable deduction. The net result is
often more favorable than selling the property at fair market value and
making a charitable contribution from the capital gain.
12. Life insurance. Rather than cancel policies you no longer need, you
could name us as the beneficiary, or simply donate the policies outright.
Whether you have equipment, a car, boat, paper, supplies or just want to
volunteer, we welcome you!
Call Geno Munari, (702) 236-4114 for more information.