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  • Touch the lives of others while creating a lasting legacy
  • Find peace of mind through a wide variety of tax benefits
  • Help Golden Gate University achieve its goals for current and future generations
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Bargain Sale

Do you have property that you would like to sell? Are you looking for a strategy to reduce your income taxes? A bargain sale might be the right strategy for you.

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Benefits of a bargain sale

  • Avoid capital gains tax on your charitable gift
  • Receive a tax deduction that will reduce your tax bill this year
  • Take the cash received from the sale and reinvest it to create future income, save for retirement, buy new property or achieve other financial goals
  • Help Golden Gate University further our important charitable work

How a bargain sale works

  1. You sell Golden Gate University your property for a price less than fair market value.
  2. You receive cash from the sale.
  3. You can take a charitable deduction for the value of your gift which is the difference between the fair market value of the property less the sale price.
  4. While you may owe some tax on the sale proceeds you receive from Golden Gate University, the charitable deduction from your gift could offset some, most or all of your capital gains taxes associated with the sale.

More on bargain sales

A bargain sale may be accomplished even if you have a mortgage on your property. Because relief from indebtedness can have tax implications, please consult with your tax advisor prior to completing a gift of a bargain sale.

Contact us

If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to Golden Gate University, please call Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations Mary Ellen McGillan at 415-442-6591

Or you can contact us here. We would be happy to assist you. If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to Golden Gate University as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.

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