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Leaving KHS in Your Will

senior couple with dogHow to Include KHS in Your Will

A gift to the Kentucky Humane Society in your will provides your estate with an unlimited tax deduction. KHS can be a beneficiary in several ways - as the recipient of an outright gift, either in a designated amount or as a percentage of your estate or as a residuary beneficiary to receive the balance of your estate after specific amounts have been paid to other beneficiaries. You can add KHS to your current will through a codicil without re-writing your entire will.

Sample Wording for Bequests in Your Will Would Be:

Specific Bequest

"I hereby give and bequeath to the Kentucky Humane Society-Animal Rescue League, a non-profit Kentucky corporation whose principle office is located at 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40214, Tax ID# 61-0463938, the sum of $_______ to be used for its general purposes."

* For a gift other than cash, simply describe the asset(s)
** For a gift to be used for a specific purpose, delete “its general purposes" and specify the purpose you intend.

 

Residuary Bequest

"I hereby give and bequeath to the Kentucky Humane Society-Animal Rescue League, a non-profit Kentucky corporation whose principle office is located at 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40214, Tax ID# 61-0463938, all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, after providing for the specific provisions of this Will to be used for its general purposes."

* For a gift of less than 100% of the rest, residue, and remainder of the estate, delete "all" and state the fraction.