Charitable Trusts

A charitable trust is an arrangement where property is to be held and administered by a trustee for the benefit of a charitable organization. Depending on the type and how it is established, a trust may be revocable (changeable) or irrevocable (not changeable). There are several types of trusts, the following are two of the most common:

Charitable Remainder Trust allows you to make a gift that retains income for a specified time period. Your funds are held separately and invested for payment of an income to you or another beneficiary. When the trust expires (at the death of the income recipient or at the end of the period of time you specified), the trust remainder is distributed for the charitable purposes you specify. A tax deduction is allowed at the time you create your trust. The size of the deduction depends on age, payment percentage, and other factors.

Charitable Lead Trust provides a gift over a period of years while ensuring that the property will ultimately return to the donor or loved ones. The lead trust is one of the few ways to reduce or eliminate taxes that otherwise would be due on assets left to children or grandchildren. Under the terms of a charitable lead trust, assets are transferred to a trust that pays income to one or more charitable recipients for the number of years you determine. At the end of that period, the remaining assets are returned to you or other persons you name.


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