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American Council on Gift Annuities Recommended Rates

The following rates are the current rates that became effective January 1, 2012.  Prior rates can be seen on the ACGA's web site:  www.acga-web.org.  Remember that these are maximum rates.  Donors can always request a lower rate, get a bigger charitable deduction and help their favorite charities even more.   The American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) Board of Directors held its semi-annual meeting on November 2, 2015 and reaffirmed the existing schedule of suggested maximum rates for charitable gift annuities which was originally published on January 1, 2012. 

Single Life
Two-Life
Interest Factors For Deferred Annuities (Except New York and New Jersey)
Interest Factors For Deferred Annuities in New York and New Jersey

WARNING: These annuity rates, for both immediate and deferred annuities and for both single life and two lives, should not be used if the gift portion, based on IRS tables and the applicable discount rate, is not more than 10% of the amount paid for the annuity.

Single Life

Age

Rate

 

Age

Rate

 

Age

Rate

5-10

2.0

50

3.7

 

73

5.5

11-15

2.1

51-52

3.8

 

74

5.7

16-19

2.2

53-54

3.9

 

75

5.8

20-23

2.3

55

4.0

 

76

6.0

24-26

2.4

56-57

4.1

 

77

6.2

27-29

2.5

58

4.2

 

78

6.4

30-32

2.6

59

4.3

 

79

6.6

33-34

2.7

60-61

4.4

 

80

6.8

35-36

2.8

62-63

4.5

 

81

7.0

37-38

2.9

64

4.6

 

82

7.2

39-40

3.0

65

4.7

 

83

7.4

41-42

3.1

66-67

4.8

 

84

7.6

43

3.2

68

4.9

 

85

7.8

44-45

3.3

69

5.0

 

86

8.0

46

3.4

70

5.1

 

87

8.2

47

3.5

71

5.3

 

88

8.4

48-49

3.6

 

72

5.4

 

89

8.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

90+

9.0

NOTES:

  1. The rates are for ages at the nearest birthday.

  2. For immediate gift annuities, these rates will result in a charitable deduction of at least 10% if the CMFR is 1.4% or higher and a quarterly payment frequency is used. If the CMFR is less than 1.4%, the deduction will be less than 10% when annuitants are below certain ages.

  3. For deferred gift annuities with longer deferral periods, the rates may not pass the 10% test when the CMFR is low.

  4. To avoid adverse tax consequences, the charity should reduce the gift annuity rate to whatever level is necessary to generate a charitable deduction in excess of 10%.

Two Lives - Joint and Survivor

Younger Age Older Age Rate
5 5-95+ 1.8
6 6-95+ 1.8
7 7-95+ 1.8
8 8-95+ 1.8
9 9-95+ 1.8
10 10-95+ 1.8
11 11-95+ 1.9
12 12-95+ 1.9
13 13-95+ 1.9
14 14-95+ 1.9
15 15-95+ 1.9
16 16-95+ 2.0
17 17-95+ 2.0
18 18-95+ 2.0
19 19-95+ 2.0
20 20-95+ 2.1
21 21-95+ 2.1
22 22-95+ 2.1
23 23-95+ 2.1
24 24-95+ 2.1
25 25-95+ 2.2
26 26-95+ 2.2
27 27-95+ 2.2
28 28-95+ 2.2
29 29-95+ 2.3
30 30-95+ 2.3
31 31-95+ 2.3
32 32-95+ 2.3
33 33-95+ 2.4
34 34-95+ 2.4
35 35-95+ 2.4
36 36-95+ 2.5
37 37-95+ 2.5
38 38-95+ 2.5
39 39-95+ 2.6
40 40-95+ 2.6
41 41-95+ 2.7
42 42-95+ 2.7
43 43-95+ 2.8
44 44-95+ 2.8
45 45-95+ 2.9
46 46-95+ 2.9
47 47-50 3.0
47 51-95+ 3.1
48 48 3.0
48 49-95+ 3.1
49 49-51 3.1
49 52-95+ 3.2
50 50 3.1
50 51-53 3.2
50 54-95+ 3.3
51 51-52 3.2
51 53-55 3.3
51 56-95+ 3.4
52 52-54 3.3
52 55-95+ 3.4
53 53-55 3.4
53 56-58 3.5
53 59-95+ 3.6
54 54 3.4
54 55-57 3.5
54 58-95+ 3.6
55 55 3.5
55 56-58 3.6
55 59-61 3.7
55 62-95+ 3.8
56 56-57 3.6
56 58-59 3.7
56 60-62 3.8
56 63-95+ 3.9
57 57-58 3.7
57 59-63 3.8
57 64-95+ 3.9
58 58-61 3.8
58 62-65 3.9
58 66-95+ 4.0
59 59-60 3.8
59 61-63 3.9
59 64-68 4.0
59 69-95+ 4.1
60 60-62 3.9
60 63-66 4.0
60 67-70 4.1
60 71-95+ 4.2
61 61 3.9
61 62-64 4.0
61 65-68 4.1
61 69-95+ 4.2
62 62-63 4.0
62 64-66 4.1
62 67-69 4.2
62 70-95+ 4.3
63 63-64 4.1
63 65-67 4.2
63 68-95+ 4.3
Younger Age Older Age Rate
64 64-66 4.2
64 67-70 4.3
64 71-95+ 4.4
65 65 4.2
65 66-68 4.3
65 69-72 4.4
65 73-95+ 4.5
66 66-67 4.3
66 68-71 4.4
66 72-75 4.5
66 76-95+ 4.6
67 67-69 4.4
67 70-73 4.5
67 74-95+ 4.6
68 68 4.4
68 69-71 4.5
68 72-75 4.6
68 76-95+ 4.7
69 69-70 4.5
69 71-73 4.6
69 74-76 4.7
69 77-95+ 4.8
70 70-71 4.6
70 72-74 4.7
70 75-78 4.8
70 79-95+ 4.9
71 71-73 4.7
71 74-75 4.8
71 76-79 4.9
71 80-82 5.0
71 83-95+ 5.1
72 72 4.7
72 73-74 4.8
72 75-76 4.9
72 77-79 5.0
72 80-83 5.1
72 84-95+ 5.2
73 73 4.8
73 74-75 4.9
73 76-77 5.0
73 78-80 5.1
73 81-83 5.2
73 84-95+ 5.3
74 74 4.9
74 75-76 5.0
74 77-78 5.1
74 79-80 5.2
74 81-83 5.3
74 84-87 5.4
74 88-95+ 5.5
75 75 5.0
75 76-77 5.1
75 78 5.2
75 79-81 5.3
75 82-83 5.4
75 84-86 5.5
75 87-95+ 5.6
76 76-77 5.2
76 78-79 5.3
76 80-81 5.4
76 82-83 5.5
76 84-85 5.6
76 86-88 5.7
76 89-95+ 5.8
77 77-78 5.3
77 79 5.4
77 80-81 5.5
77 82-83 5.6
77 84-85 5.7
77 86-87 5.8
77 88-91 5.9
77 92-95+ 6.0
78 78 5.4
78 79 5.5
78 80-81 5.6
78 82-83 5.7
78 84 5.8
78 85-86 5.9
78 87-89 6.0
78 90-92 6.1
78 93-95+ 6.2
79 79-80 5.6
79 81 5.7
79 82 5.8
79 83-84 5.9
79 85-86 6.0
79 87-88 6.1
79 89-90 6.2
79 91-93 6.3
79 94-95+ 6.4
Younger Age Older Age Rate
80 80 5.7
80 81 5.8
80 82 5.9
80 83-84 6.0
80 85 6.1
80 86-87 6.2
80 88-89 6.3
80 90-91 6.4
80 92-93 6.5
80 94-95+ 6.6
81 81 5.9
81 82 6.0
81 83 6.1
81 84-85 6.2
81 86 6.3
81 87-88 6.4
81 89 6.5
81 90-91 6.6
81 92-94 6.7
81 95+ 6.8
82 82 6.1
82 83 6.2
82 84 6.3
82 85-86 6.4
82 87 6.5
82 88 6.6
82 89-90 6.7
82 91 6.8
82 92-93 6.9
82 94-95+ 7.0
83 83 6.3
83 84 6.4
83 85 6.5
83 86 6.6
83 87 6.7
83 88-89 6.8
83 90 6.9
83 91 7.0
83 92-93 7.1
83 94-95+ 7.2
84 84 6.5
84 85 6.6
84 86 6.7
84 87 6.8
84 88 6.9
84 89 7.0
84 90 7.1
84 91 7.2
84 92-93 7.3
84 94-95+ 7.4
85 85 6.7
85 86 6.9
85 87 7.0
85 88 7.1
85 89 7.2
85 90 7.3
85 91 7.4
85 92 7.5
85 93-95+ 7.6
86 86 7.0
86 87 7.1
86 88 7.3
86 89 7.4
86 90 7.5
86 91 7.6
86 92 7.7
86 93-95+ 7.8
87 87 7.3
87 88 7.4
87 89 7.5
87 90 7.7
87 91 7.8
87 92 7.9
87 93-95+ 8.0
88 88 7.6
88 89 7.7
88 90 7.9
88 91 8.0
88 92 8.1
88 93-95+ 8.2
89 89 7.9
89 90 8.0
89 91 8.2
89 92 8.3
89 93-95+ 8.5
90 90 8.2
90 91 8.4
90 92 8.5
90 93 8.7
90 94-95+ 8.8
91 91 8.6
91 92 8.7
91 93-95+ 8.8
92 92-95+ 8.8
93 93-95+ 8.8
94 94-95+ 8.8
95+ 95+ 8.8

 

 Procedure for Calculating Suggested Deferred Gift Annuity Rates

For New York and New Jersey  see below

  1. Determine the annuity starting date, which is:
    One year before the first payment, if payments are made annually.
    Six months before the first payment, if payments are made semi-annually.
    Three months before the first payment, if payments are made quarterly.
    One month before the first payment, if payments are made monthly.

    Determine the number of whole and fractional years from the date of the contribution to the annuity starting date (the deferral period). Express the fractional year as a decimal of four numbers.
  2. For a deferral period of any length, use the following formula to determine the compound interest factor:
    F = 1.0325 d, where
    F is the compound interest factor and
    d is the deferral period

    Example: If the period between the contribution date and the annuity starting date is 14.5760 years, the compound interest factor would be 1.032514.576 = 1.593902
  3. Multiply the compound interest factor (F) by the immediate gift annuity rate for the nearest age or ages of a person or persons at the annuity starting date.
    Example: If the sole annuitant will be nearest age 65 on the annuity starting date and the compound interest factor is 1.593902 , the deferred gift annuity rate would be 1.593902 times 4.7% , or 7.5% (rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent).

Note to Charities Issuing Deferred Gift Annuities in New York and New Jersey

Approved by the American Council on Gift Annuities on November 7, 2011 - Effective January 1, 2012

Through August of 2012 the following compound interest factors during the deferral period noted will satisfy the requirements of New York and New Jersey.

For all deferral periods:
Single-life and two-life annuities, whatever the gender of the annuitants, a compound interest factor of 3.25%.

*New York & New Jersey are the two states known at this time that may require different interest factors for deferred gift annuities with longer deferral periods.
 

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