Wills, Trusts, and Annuities

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

*Gift Example

You are considering a gift to of $250,000, but you are concerned about the capital gains consequences of liquidating assets, and reducing your and your spouse's cash flow.

You and your spouse, ages 70 and 68, own a small commercial building that has doubled in value and consequently generated several offers to purchase. You decide to place the building into a net-income unitrust that will pay 5% of the trust's value for your lifetime (initially from the rental income from the building, then a percentage of the proceeds of its sale) to the two of you. The remainder of the unitrust will go to .

What are your benefits?



Private Sale

Amount transferred



Capital Gains Tax (@15%):



Net for reinvestment



First year's income



Charitable deduction



Tax savings @ 33% rate



Total benefit, first year



Unitrust payment plus tax savings from charitable deduction

*This example is based on a factor that changes monthly. Contact our office for a personal illustration based on the latest rates.

Note: The Unitrust is not the only gift plan that pays you lifetime income. Compare its benefits with those of the annuity trust and the gift annuity.


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