ABOUT BEQUESTS

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further the mission of your favorite charity. A bequest is a gift made through your Will or Trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support the cause that matters the most to you.

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CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY

A charitable gift annuity is a great way to make a gift to your favorite charity. With this vehicle, you can gift your cash or property to your favorite charity and they will promise to make fixed payments to you for life at a rate based on your age.

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IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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Sale and Unitrust

Are your appreciated assets, such as stock, bonds or real estate, producing little or no income?

If you sell your appreciated assets, you will pay a large capital gains tax. A sale and charitable remainder unitrust may be the solution to avoid capital gains tax.

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Benefits of a sale and unitrust

  • You get the cash you need to purchase another residence, travel or meet your daily needs.
  • The asset is sold, you receive cash and the rest goes to fund your charitable trust.
  • The trust will provide you with income for the rest of your life.
  • You receive a charitable deduction this year to offset your tax on the sale.

How a sale and unitrust works

  1. You give a portion of your asset.
  2. The asset is sold, you receive cash and the rest goes to fund your charitable trust.
  3. The trust will provide you with income for the rest of your life.
  4. You receive a charitable deduction this year to offset your tax on the sale.

More on sale and unitrust

When transferring a portion of your primary residence to fund a unitrust, you may apply your one-time home exclusion to reduce or eliminate capital gains tax that would otherwise be due from the sale. Your tax advisor can assist you to determine if you should utilize this strategy.

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If you have any questions about a sale and unitrust, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

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