A gift of life insurance offers the opportunity to secure a lasting legacy at a fraction of the final value of the gift.
Wealth Replacement: Use life insurance to replace donated wealth to take care of family or other causes in your community. This can be done during your lifetime, or through your Will.
RRSPs/RRIFs and taxes: Name Queen’s as the beneficiary of your RRSP/RRIF (or alternate beneficiary after your spouse) with the full value transferring to Queen’s upon your passing and set up a life insurance policy with proceeds equal to the value of your RRSP/RRIF to benefit your children. This helps you provide inheritance for your children, create a lasting legacy for Queen’s and minimize taxes paid by your estate.
Insured Annuity: Purchase an annuity and then use the income generated from the annuity to pay for life insurance premiums. The insurance death benefit can be directed to your heirs tax-free.
Tax Deductions: If Queen’s is the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, your estate will be entitled to a charitable tax credit, which can be used to help offset tax liabilities in your estate (i.e. capital gain tax owing on a family cottage).
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