Make a donation of stock or a Tax-Free IRA Charitable Rollover to Birdfoot!
Your generosity makes Birdfoot possible! You may be able to significantly reduce your income tax liability at the same time as you make a generous donation to the Birdfoot Festival.
Birdfoot is now able to accept direct donations of stock and funds from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs.
You can still take advantage of the tax advantages of such donations this year by contacting your broker and or IRA administrator and requesting your stock donation or distribution be made before December 31, 2015.
To make a donation of stock, contact the Birdfoot Festival office directly at 504-451-6578 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the necessary transfer information.
IRA Charitable Rollover donations:
The IRA charitable rollover allows individual taxpayers older than 70 ½ years to donate up to $100,000 annually from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs to charitable nonprofits like the Birdfoot Festival without having to treat the withdrawals as taxable income.
You can take advantage of the tax advantages of the charitable rollover this year by contacting your IRA administrator and requesting your distribution be made before December 31, 2015.
Donating directly to the Birdfoot Festival is more tax-effective than withdrawing the money first and then donating it. Your gift to Birdfoot can even count towards your required minimum distribution, which can significantly reduce your income tax liability.
To benefit from the tax advantages of an IRA Charitable Rollover, your payment to the Birdfoot Festival must come directly from your IRA administrator.
Checks should be made payable to the Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival and mailed to:
6055 General Meyer
New Orleans,LA 70131
Because the treatment of a stock donation, IRA Charitable Rollover, or other charitable gift depends on your individual circumstances, it is always wise to consult your tax advisor.
We wish you the happiest of holidays and look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Birdfoot Festival!
For additional information, or to notify us of your intention to contribute via a stock donation or charitable rollover, please contact the Birdfoot Festival office at 504-451-6578 or email@example.com