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Leave a Legacy
Leaving a gift to The Asthma Society of Ireland in your will is an excellent way to support the vital work that we do. It allows planning for the future by funding our core services such as the Asthma Helpline, the development and distribution of independent patient information, research into asthma and our Effecting Change and awareness programmes.
Including the Asthma Society in your will does not require you to draw up a new will; your solicitor can make a simple addition or codicil stating the gift you would like to leave to the Asthma Society.
Legacies to charity are exempt from tax. So by leaving a gift to the Asthma Society you could reduce the amount of tax payable on your estate.
There are three common types of legacies:
A residuary legacy is the gift of the residue of your estate or a share of the residue, after other bequests to your family and friends have been made and all debts, taxes and expenses have been paid.
A pecuniary legacy is a specified sum of money, determined when the will or codicil is written.
A specific legacy is when a particular item of value is bequeathed, this can include stocks and shares, property, furniture or jewellery.