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Bargain Sale

Bargain Sale
Property
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Smithsonian
Bargain Sale
Smithsonian Legacy Society purchases your property for less than fair market value. You receive the cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.

How a Bargain Sale Works

  1. You sell Smithsonian Legacy Society your property for a price less than fair market value.
  2. You receive the cash from the sale and a charitable deduction for your gift to Smithsonian Legacy Society (the difference between the market value and purchase price).
  3. While you may owe some tax on the amount you receive from Smithsonian Legacy Society, the charitable deduction from your gift could offset your taxes this year.

Benefits of a Bargain Sale

If you are considering selling your property, a bargain sale will help you meet all of your goals.

  • Avoid capital gains tax on your charitable gift.
  • The deduction from your gift will give you valuable tax savings that may reduce your tax bill this year.
  • With the cash received from the sale, you may then reinvest to create more income for your future.
  • Best of all, your gift will help Smithsonian Legacy Society further its work.

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