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Avoid Capital Gains Taxes on Gifts to Help Ochsner Patients

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We’ve made it through tax season — but before you put your paperwork away, take a moment to support innovating healthcare for our region and make a meaningful impact on your finances.

One of Ochsner’s goals this season is to ensure everyone in our community feels informed and supported in how you can make a difference with Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic healthcare system.

How to help

Here are two smart ways for you to maximize your impact on the future of healthcare while supporting your own personal finances.

  1. Donating appreciated stock eliminates capital gains tax, so the full fair market value of your stock is used to support Ochsner. Use FreeWill’s secure, online stock-giving platform to make your gift and notify us of your generosity so we can appropriately thank you for helping us to make a difference.
  2. If you are 70 1/2 years old and older, you can make a tax-free gift directly from your IRA. This kind of donation not only helps Ochsner meet our goals in real-time but may also help you reduce your future tax burden, allowing you to give and save at the same time. Here’s how it works
    • IRA gifts are generally tax-free, regardless of whether the donor itemizes on their tax return.
    • This kind of giving is one of the only ways to donate without dipping into your cash reserves.
    • Because of recent legislation, donors 73 and older (or donors who have taken a Required Minimum Distribution in the past) are subject to RMDs. IRA gifts can satisfy this amount.

We invested in this secure IRA-giving platform, where you can make your gift today in as little as 10 minutes.

Thank you again for your continued support. We’re so grateful for your tremendous impact on comprehensive care close to home.

Give from your IRA to help Ochsner patients.

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