Donating all or a percentage of your retirement funds is an effective way to reduce the taxes payable by your estate. If World Animal Protection is named as the beneficiary, your estate will receive a tax receipt, which can be used to offset the tax burden on the estate
This is a great way to show your commitment and belief that every animal deserves a life worth living, that World Animal Protection can find long-term sustainable solutions to stop animal exploitation, cruelty and suffering.
Ways to donate retirement funds
You can name World Animal Protection as the beneficiary on the following registered funds:
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs)
Registered Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)
The benefits of donating retirement funds
You retain the use of your registered funds for the duration of your lifetime, while making a significant gift in the future
Your registered funds are not part of your estate and will not be subject to probate costs or delays in settlement
A gift of registered funds can help offset the significant tax burden on your estate
Simple and easy to donate – obtain a change of beneficiary form from your financial institution
“I included World Animal Protection in my estate planning because I want to leave behind something to people that will carry on the work to save the forgotten victims of this world, the beautiful animals. World Animal Protection’s work reflects me and my personal values that I wish to leave behind: altruism, kindness, and defense of the persecuted and vulnerable beings in this world.”
-Maxwell, World Animal Guardian
Get in touch with us
We would be happy to speak with you about your options and the impact your gift will have on protecting the animals you love.
For more information on gifts of retirement funds, please contact:
*We strongly recommend that you discuss this with the professional services of a lawyer, accountant or financial advisor to ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation reviewed, and your planned gift tailored to best fit your circumstances.