Charitable Remainder Trust
If you have built a sizable estate and also are looking for ways to receive reliable payments, consider a charitable remainder trust. A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
These types of gifts may offer you tax benefits and the option for income. There are two ways to receive payments and each has its own benefits:
The unitrust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. The amount of your payments is redetermined annually. If the value of the trust increases, so do your payments. If the value decreases, however, so will your payments.
The annuity trust pays you, each year, the same dollar amount you choose at the start. Your payments stay the same, regardless of fluctuations in trust investments.
A Real-Life Example: Meet Irwin From
Irwin From of Spartanburg, South Carolina, likes the idea of building on something important to his family. That's why he has continued the legacy of supporting scholarships that honor his grandparents, Israel and Bertha From, and his parents, Ellis and Maie From. The From scholarships are intended for students who attend U of SC Union and help defray a large portion of the annual tuition.
In addition to supporting the scholarships, Irwin also plans to establish charitable remainder trusts and other planned gifts that will benefit U of SC Union and create scholarships for Union County students attending U of SC Upstate, the university's senior campus in Spartanburg. Read More
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Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. California residents: Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Oklahoma residents: A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.