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Start a Charitable Remainder Trust

Support our mission, receive tax benefits, and collect income with a Charitable Remainder Trust. Or you may create a Charitable Lead Trust, which has a greater emphasis on charitable deductions.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Solutions for Large Donations

If you have built a sizable estate and are looking for ways to receive reliable payments, consider a charitable remainder trust. This type of 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. At the end of the trust term, the balance in the trust goes to Snowline Hospice.

These types of gifts may offer you tax benefits and income options. There are two ways to receive payments, and each has its own benefits:

  1. The annuity trust pays you an annual fixed dollar amount you choose at the start. Your payments stay the same, regardless of fluctuations in trust investments.
  2. The unitrust pays you an annual 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.

*An Example of How It Works

Becky, 75, wants to make a gift to Snowline Hospice but would also like more income in the future. Becky creates a charitable remainder unitrust with annual lifetime payments to her equal to 5% of the fair market value of the trust assets as revalued annually. She funds the trust with assets valued at $500,000.

Becky receives $25,000 the first year from the trust. Subsequent payment amounts vary each year depending on the annual valuations of the trust assets. She is eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $299,845* in the year she creates and funds the trust. This deduction saves Becky $95,950 in her 32% tax bracket.

*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

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