Is This Gift Right for You?
A retained life estate works for the University of Missouri supporters who would like to use their homes to support our mission but continue living there for life. Review this checklist to help you further determine whether this way to give works well for you.
Profile of a Giver
- You want to make a major gift to the University of Missouri after your lifetime.
- You enjoy living in your home and envision living there for the rest of your life.
- You're happy to retain many of the rights and responsibilities of homeownership (maintenance, insurance, property taxes, etc.) and feel comfortable deeding us your home today.
- You want immediate income tax relief.
Punching the Numbers
The amount of your income tax deduction depends, in part, on the value of the property and your age (and the age of any other person given life use). Your tax professional can help you determine what your benefit will be.
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We Can Help
Contact The Office of Gift Planning and Endowments at 1-800-970-9977 or (573) 882-0272 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about establishing a retained life estate with the University of Missouri. We're happy to help, without obligation.
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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes apply to federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.