When the time comes to transfer or sell your business, there are tax and practical reasons for including a charity in the plan.
A gift of partnership interest is for you if…
Gifts of transferable partnership interests — primarily in real estate or oil and gas ventures — can benefit you and further our mission. Gifts are usually made to us outright, but in some cases may be used to fund a life-income gift, such as a charitable remainder unitrust.
You will receive a charitable deduction for your gift, generally based on the difference between your share of the fair market value of the partnership and your share of its liabilities. You will need to consult with your tax advisor regarding proper validation.
What steps do I need to take to contribute a partnership interest?
Because of the technicalities involved, some precautionary steps must be taken. You should first determine if the partnership allows shares to be transferred. Because gifts of partnership interests involve William & Mary in issues of marketability, taxation, liability, and the potential of later assessments by the partnership, the transfer must be reviewed and approved.
Be sure to first consult with your attorney and accountant to ensure this is an advantageous gift for you. We can work with them to review the benefits and procedures of making a gift.