Like retirement plan assets, commercial annuities provide for tax-deferred growth while the owner is living. Because distributions from commercial annuities are subject to income taxes, they are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. Due to our tax-exempt status, Columbia College can receive your commercial annuity completely tax-free when you name us as beneficiary.
Upon withdrawal, even after death, a distribution from a commercial annuity will be subject to federal income tax and applicable state income tax. By naming us as beneficiary, Columbia College can receive your commercial annuity completely tax-free and any assets contributed to Columbia College in this manner will result in a charitable deduction and help reduce any estate tax your estate might incur.
Making this gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary form with your bank or insurance company. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn’t survive you.
- Contact Office of Advancement at 803-786-3600 or email@example.com for additional information on commercial annuities.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Columbia College in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.
Legal Name: Columbia College
Address: 1301 Columbia College Drive Columbia, SC 29203
Federal Tax ID Number: 57-0324915
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.