We suggest the following language for a bequest to the League of Women Voters of California (LWVC). Such a legacy is not deductible for purposes of the federal estate tax but can be used the most broadly by LWVC. The tax ID# of the League of Women Voters of California is 94-1506251.
I give to the League of Women Voters of California a California, with its principal offices at 921 Eleventh Street, Suite 700, California, Sacramento 95814, [all (or ____ percent) of my residuary estate or [the sum of $_______ ] to be used for its general purposes.
Tax Note: An estate tax charitable deduction may not be relevant for people whose estates are worth less than the federal estate tax exemption amount. Under current law, through 2025, the federal exemption is temporarily set at $11,400,000 for individuals and $22,800,000 for a married couple, subject to indexing. In 23026, the exemption reverts to $5,000,000 for individuals and $10,000,000 for a married couple, subject to cumulative indexing from 2012 forward. You should consult your own qualified financial and legal advisors to learn how the laws apply in your particular circumstances.
You can also support LWVC with a tax-deductible bequest to the League of Women Voters Education Fund.
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Confidential Bequest Intention Form (Printable PDF)
Confidential Bequest Intention Form (Secure online form)
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Please note: This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how a gift would work in your circumstances. Laws and regulations governing all contributions and availability of individual life income gifts vary by state.