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Charitable Bargain Sales
(Gift example)

You're ready to move to a retirement facility across town. You know that you will need some of the equity in your current home for the entry fees there. But your home has appreciated significantly over the years, and you would like to use some of the excess value to fund a gift to NPCA.


You and your spouse donate a personal residence having an appraised value of $500,000, and an adjusted cost basis of $100,000 in a Charitable Bargain Sale arrangement. Bargain Sale price of the property is $125,000, payable in cash. Here are the calculations:

Charitable Bargain Sale



Sale Portion

Gift Portion













Summary of Benefits

Gift to National Parks Conservation Association


Payment to donor


Charitable deduction


Reportable capital gain on sale portion


Capital gains tax on sale portion (15%)


Capital gain forgiven on gift portion


Capital gains tax savings on gift portion (15%)


*Since there is a capital gains tax exclusion of $500,000 per couple on the sale of a personal residence, all capital gains tax is avoided in this example.

PLEASE NOTE: This example is for illustration purposes only and is not intended as legal or tax advice. Consult your own legal and tax advisors prior to making any material decisions based on this date.

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