You may designate American Atheists as the final beneficiary of a company pension or profit-sharing plan or of a private fund such as an IRA, Keogh, or tax-sheltered annuity.
If you are over the age of 59, you may find it advantageous to make an annual charitable gift to American Atheists from your retirement plan to receive a tax-deduction and save yourself and your heirs costly income and estate taxes. This may be especially attractive if you are over the age of 70 and are required by law to begin withdrawing these retirement funds.
Because American Atheists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are exempt from paying the taxes that would otherwise be owed by you or your other beneficiaries. Consider making your Legacy Circle Gift to American Atheists and using other, less heavily taxed assets to provide for your loved ones.
Simply designate American Atheists (Federal Tax Identification Number 74-2466507), located at 225 Cristiani St, Cranford NJ 07016 as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA account, or other financial account.
Please contact us with any questions about your Legacy Circle Giving plans or to let us know that you have designated American Atheists as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or financial account.