Tax Deductible

The Bear Creek School is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please consult with your financial advisor. For more information or assistance with giving, contact Assistant Director of Development Katrina Thomas at 425-898-1720 ext. 343 or Direct donations to the school may be made any time during the year.

Federal Tax ID #91-1420530

Year-End Benefits

Here are some ways to consider taking advantage of year-end tax benefits under the new law. As always, check with your financial advisor or tax professional to determine the right strategy for you.

  • When giving gifts of appreciated securities you save on capital gains taxes, whether you itemize or not.  For example, a gift of stock that was purchased for $1,000 and is now worth $10,000 could potentially save all of the capital gains tax on $9,000.
  • You might choose to “bunch” your gifts into a donor advised fund in a target tax year and make distributions from that fund to charities each year.
  • No matter what you choose, be sure your stock transfer is made, you have postmarked your envelope, or made your gift online by December 31 to receive credit for a gift made in that calendar year.