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How To Help

Planned Giving

Make a planned gift through your will, stocks and bonds, real estate, personal property, life
insurance policy, or charitable gift annuity or by utilizing the North Dakota Tax Credit program. 

 

North Dakota Tax Credit Program

State Tax Credit for Planned or Deferred Gifts: Individuals may receive a state tax credit for a planned gift (e.g., charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies, etc.) to a qualified N.D. charitable nonprofit or a qualified N.D. endowment. The tax credit is 40% of the charitable deduction allowed by the IRS up to a maximum credit of $10,000 per year per taxpayer or $20,000 per year per couple filing jointly. Effective for taxable years starting in 2007.

State Tax Credit for Endowment Gifts: Businesses (C corporations, S corporations, estates, limited liability companies, trusts and financial institutions) that pay state income tax may receive a 40% credit up to a maximum credit of $10,000 for contributions to a qualified N.D. endowment. Effective for taxable years starting in 2007, except for financial institutions effective in 2011.

Individuals may receive a state tax credit for a contribution of $5,000 or more (lump sum or aggregate in one year) to a qualified N.D. endowment. The tax credit is 40% of the charitable deduction allowed by the IRS up to a maximum credit of $10,000 per year per taxpayer or $20,000 per year per couple filing jointly. Effective for taxable years starting in 2011.

Definitions under State Law

Qualified nonprofit organization – a N.D. incorporated or established 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions qualify for federal charitable income tax deductions with an established business presence or location in North Dakota.

Qualified endowment – a permanent, irrevocable fund (comprising cash, securities, mutual funds or other investment assets established for a specific charitable, religious or educational purpose and invested for the production or growth of income, or both, which may either be added to principal or expended) held by a qualified nonprofit organization, a community foundation or a bank or trust company holding the fund on behalf of a qualified nonprofit organization. *See ND Century Code 57-38-01.21.

All of the Fargo Public School Development  Foundation endowment funds qualify for the North Dakota tax credit. 

This information is provided for educational purposes only. Please consult your own attorney, accountant or financial advisor for advice on your situation.

 

We hope you will also consider making a bequest that can provide ongoing support to the teachers and students.

To learn more about creating a permanent fund, contact:

Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation
700 7th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103

701.446.1041, or fpsfound@fargo.k12.nd.us

2020-21 Impacts...Thank You!

  • 18 Innovative Ed, Literacy & Music Grants

    Totaling $34,696

  • 131 Scholarships Funded

    Totaling $111,250

  • 3,500+ Students Receiving Critical Needs Help

    Totaling $156,982

  • Special Projects & Donor Designated Funds

    Funds Raised $376,037

Thank you to our Adopt-A-School Partners!


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