Bequest Language and Tax ID
When making a bequest, it is important to name precisely the organizations you intend to benefit. By avoiding a common name for an organization, you ensure your donation reaches its intended beneficiary.
Share the sample bequest language for PETA with your estate planning attorney:
“I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc., federal tax identification number 52-1218336, with the permanent address of P.O. Box 42516, Washington, DC 20015, the sum of $_______ [or describe the real or personal property, or percentage of your estate] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
PETA’s full legal name:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc.
PETA’s permanent mailing address:
P.O. Box 42516, Washington, DC 20015
PETA’s federal tax identification number:
PETA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. PETA accepts gifts of cash, securities, real estate, and personal property (including vehicles), as well as other assets. PETA’s date of incorporation is August 21, 1980.