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IRAs & the Secure Act of 2019

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WHAT CHANGES DID THE SECURE ACT MAKE TO IRAs? STRETCH IRAs ELIMINATED • Previous to SECURE, IRAs inherited by non-spouse beneficiaries could be “stretched” out, and continue to grow tax-deferred, at a rate based on the beneficiary’s life expectancy…

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IRA gifts offer advantages when donating to the Franciscans

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Make a difference today! When you donate to the Franciscans, you know you’re making a positive difference in the lives of people in need. But did you know that some gifts, like gifts made to charity from an IRA,…

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Designate your 401(k) now

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It’s easy to support the Franciscans with a gift by designation that costs nothing now Naming the Franciscans Friars of St. John the Baptist Province as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), bank or brokerage account, or life insurance…

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New tax law and charitable giving strategies

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Br. Colin King serves in Negril, Jamaice Tax reform means new strategies for charitable giving First and foremost, people give to a charity because they believe in its mission and want to make the world a better place.…

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A lifetime of faith and service

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Dorothy and Bill Harmeyer are members of the St. Anthony Legacy Circle. Six Decades of Love, Family and Community Lead Couple to Create Legacy Continuing Lifetime of Faith and Service Almost six decades after their marriage, and still…

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Gifts that pay you

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Support the Franciscans, get a tax-break and lifetime income with a Charitable Gift Annuity If getting a tax deduction and income for life would brighten your financial outlook, consider supporting the Franciscans with a Charitable Gift Annuity. Here are…

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A blessing beyond measure

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Thank you from Raymond and Marie Rose Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how financial contributions actually impact the lives of those less fortunate. Donations are sent off with thoughts, prayers, and knowledge that others are being helped, but it’s…

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Survey results

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Fr. John Bok with a parishioner Thank you! ~ We wish to thank everyone who participated in our recent online survey. We received some 600 completed surveys and are grateful for the opinions, insights and ideas shared…

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Tax-Free IRA Gifts

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A Tax-Wise Way to Help the Franciscans ~ IRA owners now have the option of satisfying their required minimum distribution with an easy-to-arrange IRA gift to qualified nonprofit organizations, like the Franciscans of St. John the Baptist Province.

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Older Adults Leverage Age for Greater Returns

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Charitable gift annuities provide donors with an immediate tax deduction, guaranteed fixed payments for life, and the satisfaction of providing future support for the Franciscans.  As annuity rates are based on the age of the person establishing the annuity,…

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