Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a PayPal account to donate to Gateways Beyond using a credit card?
No. You do not need a PayPal account. You can pay via credit card through PayPal without having a PayPal account.
Do I need a credit card to donate via PayPal?
No. You can donate to Gateways Beyond through a PayPal account without filling out your credit card information. You must have a PayPal account in order to donate through PayPal without using a credit card. A PayPal account uses funds from a designated source, either a bank account or credit card.
My bank offers free bill pay. How can I utilize this method to donate to Gateways Beyond International?
You can set up an automatic payment to be made to Gateways Beyond International on a designated schedule (monthly, bi-monthly, annually), for your choice of time period, and on your choice of days (1st of month, 15th of month, etc…) through your bank’s bill pay site. Create GBI as one of your “payees” and enter the appropriate information, including address (GBI, PO BOX 6040, Spokane, WA 99217, USA). If an account number is needed, simply enter your first and last name to serve as the account number.
Can I give to a specific project, ministry location or Gateways staff person?
Yes. Please designate on a separate note your desired allocation. We seek to honor our donor’s wishes, however, the IRS does require that ultimate control over the disbursement of funds is according to the decision of the Gateways Beyond International board of directors. We seek to honor donor’s requests and our staff depend upon us doing so.
Are my gifts and donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Gateways Beyond International is a registered USA 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible in the USA. Currently, we are only able to offer donation receipts that are acceptable to the United States tax authorities. In particular, donations are not considered tax-deductible by the Canadian tax authorities, neither are they eligible for the UK GiftAid scheme. The GBI finance office will mail donors an annual consolidated IRS 501(c)(3) receipt for any donations made in the current year. The receipts are postmarked and mailed on or before January 31st of each following year.
Can I donate appreciable assets such as such as stocks and bonds to Gateways Beyond International?
Giving appreciated assets offers you two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying a capital gains tax on the increase of value of your asset. Secondly, you will receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the asset on the date of the gift. We do strongly recommend that you consult your legal and tax advisor to insure the IRS rules are addressed to maximize your donation strategy before assigning any assets. Please contact us for information on how to donate appreciable assets.
I don’t understand any of this. Who can help me?
Please contact us for further directions and help.