Tax-savvy philanthropy

By | December 6, 2018

Make a year-end impact with a tax-savvy gift for the Bulletin!

The tax laws have changed, but there are still ways to reduce your 2018 taxes through charitable gifts. Below are specific strategies to consider for your year-end giving.

SECURITIES (Stock/Publicly Traded Securities)
A gift of appreciated securities is an attractive alternative to cash because of the potential for a double tax benefit. Not only do you receive a charitable deduction for your gift, but you also avoid paying a capital gains tax on the appreciation. Learn more and see instructions to transfer securities to the Bulletin.

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older and have a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can use your required minimum distribution to give to the Bulletin through an IRA Charitable Rollover gift. Contact your IRA custodian if you are interested in making this type of gift. Learn more.

Savings bonds are likely the nation’s most widely-held appreciated asset. They often represent major assets that have stopped growing and are just waiting to be put to use.

Gifts of cash, through a personal check, credit card, or wire transfer, are tax deductible in the year the gift is made.

Thank you for your support for the Bulletin.

Gifts of any size are important and go directly toward producing cutting-edge analysis on today’s most important issues.


Important 2018 Year-End Deadlines

Checks by mail – must be postmarked by Monday, December 31st
Credit card gifts – completed online by 11:59 pm on Monday, December 31st
Credit card gifts by phone – must be made before Friday, December 28th
Last day for processing mail-in credit card gifts – Friday, December 28th



Mailing address:
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
P.O. Box 15461
Chicago, IL 60615-5146


Visit our Ways to Give page. For assistance, please contact our Gift Officer at [email protected] or 773.834.2308. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a 501(c)(3) organization and does not provide tax, legal, or financial advice. We strongly encourage donors to seek counsel from their own legal and financial advisors.

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