An Example of How It Works

Woman smiling Janet purchased her home years ago and has watched it grow steadily in value. Still active in her career and traveling frequently, she's beginning to find home ownership more and more of a hassle. At this stage of her life, Janet has decided to move to a 55+ condominium development, where all exterior maintenance is provided and she doesn't have to worry about security issues. Janet sees this as an opportunity to give her existing house to a charity that's important to her while realizing valuable tax benefits.

Janet qualifies for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $250,000, which is for her home's fair market value today. She is able to claim 30 percent of her $200,000 adjusted gross income, or $60,000, in the year of the gift. In the five years following, she can continue to use up the remaining $190,000 deduction. Janet is happy in her new condo and loves knowing that the gift of her house will make a big difference supporting our mission.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Paige Harris at 817.558.2840 or 972.351.9943 or paige@mowjec.org to discuss the possibility of giving real estate to Meals on Wheels.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor to make sure this gift fits your goals.
  3. If you include Meals on Wheels in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties
Address: Cleburne, Texas
Federal Tax ID Number: 75-1555153