How to Give
Thank you for your support of The Bucks County Opportunity Council. While the health and wellbeing of our BCOC family and loved ones is our top priority at this time, our office is open as a resource for donors considering making an impact during these unprecedented times.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) replaces the expired CARES Act, which was created to help individuals, businesses, and nonprofits facing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. While many of your giving options and opportunities have not changed, there are a few key points to note:
The CAA continues the CARES Act provision to allow full tax deductibility for all cash gifts up to $300 regardless of whether you itemize or not, and expands it to $600 for married couples filing jointly. For individuals who do itemize, gifts to The Bucks County Opportunity Council are now tax deductible up to 100% of your adjusted gross income (up from 60% in previous years).
Reminder: while you may look at $300 as a small gift, we remind you that gifts of all types and sizes combine to have a huge impact!
Note: The CARES Act suspension of Required Minimum Distributions was not extended into 2021 and beyond. The CARES Act of 2020 waived required minimum distributions (RMD) for the 2020 tax year. That waiver has not been extended. Many of you have used your RMD to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA directly to The Bucks County Opportunity Council, and that remains a beneficial option.
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a gift from your IRA or name The Bucks County Opportunity Council as a beneficiary.
In these delicate and unprecedented times, we're especially grateful for your support. Planned gifts from people like you sustain our ability to carry on. We welcome your questions and comments. Contact us any time.
As always, please consult a qualified advisor before making a new gift commitment.
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