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Downward Pressure on Deductions: IRS Discount Rate Hits All-Time Low

Posted by Bill Laskin on September 20, 2011

October’s IRS Discount Rate of 1.4% will be the lowest rate ever, putting further downward pressure on charitable deductions for gift annuity and charitable remainder annuity trust gifts. At 1.4%, an annuitant must be at least 59 for a gift annuity to be able to pay the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) suggested maximum rate.

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Topics: IRS discount rate, charitable deduction, Gift Planning in a down economy

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