1 The maximum deduction for a cash gift to a DAF is limited to 60 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI); deductions exceeding AGI limits may be carried forward for up to five years. Grants can be made over time to any U.S. organizations that are tax-exempt public charities, U.S. religious houses of worship, U.S.-qualified foreign charitable organizations and at a reduced benefit, to certain domestic and foreign organizations that do not qualify as U.S. public charities.
2 An election to treat the gift as being made over a five-year period must be made on a gift tax return for the year in which the contribution is made.
3This assumes there are no other gifts made by the donor to the beneficiary in the year of contribution to the 529 plan or in the four years after the year in which an accelerated gift is made. Any gifts made in the year of contribution to the 529 plan or in the four years after the year in which an accelerated gift is made may result in a taxable gift or use of the donor’s federal lifetime gift exemption. If the donor dies within five years of making an accelerated gift, a portion of the gift may be included in the donor’s estate.
4Note, using 529 plan distributions to repay qualified student loans may impact the deductibility of student loan interest. The state tax treatment of 529 plans (including the state tax treatment of contributions and distributions) may be different from the federal income tax treatment and may vary based on the particular 529 plan in which you participate and your state of residence. If the applicable state tax law does not conform with the federal tax law, 529 plan distributions used to pay certain expenses, such as principal and interest on qualified student loans and/or qualifying apprenticeship costs, may not be considered qualified expenses for state tax purposes and may result in adverse state tax consequences to the account owner or designated beneficiary.
5 The transfers may help your family as a whole pay fewer taxes if you give income-earning property to family members in lower income tax brackets.
6Any use of your lifetime federal gift exemption will result in a corresponding reduction in your federal estate tax exemption available at your death. A portability election must be made on a deceased spouse’s estate tax return in order for the unused portion of the deceased spouse’s estate tax exemption to be available to the surviving spouse.
7 If a stock is held for one year or less, the deduction a taxpayer receives for donating that stock to a qualified charitable institution is limited to the lesser of the fair market value or cost basis of the stock. If the stock is donated after it has been held for more than one year, the taxpayer may receive a deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock.
This material does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. The strategies and/or investments discussed in this material may not be appropriate for all investors. Morgan Stanley recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.
Contribution limits vary by state. Before investing in a 529 plan, investors should consider whether tax or other benefits are only available for investments in the investor’s home state 529 college savings plan.
The 529 Plan Description contains more information on investment options, risk factors, fees and expenses, and potential tax consequences, which should be carefully considered before investing. Investors can obtain a 529 Plan Description from their Financial Advisor and should read it carefully before investing.
Investors should consider many factors before deciding which 529 plan is appropriate. Some of these factors include: the plan’s investment options and the historical investment performance of these options, the plan’s flexibility and features, the reputation and expertise of the plan’s investment manager, plan contribution limits and the federal and state tax benefits associated with an investment in the plan. Some states, for example, offer favorable tax treatment and other benefits to their residents only if they invest in the state’s own qualified tuition program. Investors should determine their home state’s tax treatment of 529 plans when considering whether to choose an in-state or out-of-state plan. Investors should consult with their tax or legal advisor before investing in any 529 plan or contact their state tax division for more information.
Investments in the 529 Plan are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so an individual may lose money through such investments.
The Morgan Stanley National Advisory 529 Plan Description contains more information on investment options, risk factors, fees and expenses, and potential tax consequences, which should be carefully considered before investing. Investors can obtain a 529 Plan Description from their Financial Advisor and should read it carefully before investing.
The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (the "Authority") is an instrumentality of the State of North Carolina sponsoring the Morgan Stanley National Advisory 529 Plan, and the 529 Plan is a component of the Parental Savings Trust Fund established by the General Assembly of North Carolina. Neither the Authority, the State of North Carolina nor any other affiliated public entity or any other public entity is guaranteeing the principal or earnings in any account. Contributions or accounts may lose value and nothing stated herein, the 529 Plan Description and Participation Agreement or any other account documentation shall be construed to create any obligation of the Authority, the North Carolina State Treasurer, the State of North Carolina, or any agency or instrumentality of the State of North Carolina to guarantee for the benefit of any parent, other interested party, or designated beneficiary the rate of return or other return for any contribution to the Parental Savings Trust Fund and the 529 Plan.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) is the manager of the 529 Plan and is responsible for its administration, distribution and investment management. Morgan Stanley does not provide tax and/or legal advice to investors in the 529 Plan. Investors should consult their personal tax advisor for tax-related matters and their attorney for legal matters. For more information please see the applicable Morgan Stanley ADV brochure at www.ms.com/adv.
The Morgan Stanley National Advisory 529 Plan is a proprietary offering available exclusively to Morgan Stanley advisory account clients. The Plan is not transferable to other intermediaries.
Investors should carefully read the Program Disclosure statement, which contains more information on investment options, risk factors, fees and expenses, and possible tax consequences before purchasing a 529 plan. You can obtain a copy of the Program Disclosure Statement from the 529 plan sponsor or your Financial Advisor.
The Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc. (“MS GIFT, Inc.”) is an organization described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. MS Global Impact Funding Trust (“MS GIFT”) is a donor-advised fund. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC provides investment management services to MS GIFT. Back office administration provided by RenPSG, an unaffiliated charitable gift administrator.
While we believe that MS GIFT provides a valuable philanthropic opportunity, contributions to MS GIFT are not appropriate for everyone. Other forms of charitable giving may be more appropriate depending on a donor’s specific situation. Of critical importance to any person considering making a donation to MS GIFT is the fact that any such donation is an irrevocable contribution. Although donors will have certain rights to make recommendations to MS GIFT as described in the Donor Circular and Disclosure Statement, contributions become the legal property of MS GIFT when donated.
The Donor Circular and Disclosure Statement describes the risks, fees and expenses associated with establishing and maintaining an MS GIFT account. Read it carefully before contributing.
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