Tangible Personal Property
How It Works
- Please call us to discuss the type of tangible property, possible uses of your gift by George Mason University Foundation, and getting an appraisal.
- You receive a charitable income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the property if the gift's use is related to George Mason University Foundation's exempt purposes.
- If the use is unrelated to our exempt purposes or if it's understood that we will be selling the property, then the deduction is limited to your cost basis.
- You receive a federal income-tax deduction for the fair-market value if the gift's use is related to George Mason University Foundation's charitable purposes.
- You avoid capital-gain tax on long-term related-use property (Note: The top capital-gain tax rate on such assets is 28%.)
- You provide significant support for Mason without affecting your income.
Special note: You should call or e-mail us to tell us of your intent with regards to the property, and we will be able to assist you with the details of the transfer.
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