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Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

Description

The annuity trust provides for payment of a fixed-dollar amount—annually or at more frequent intervals—to the designated beneficiary(ies).

The amount must equal at least 5% of the initial fair-market value of the trust. At the death of the last beneficiary, the trust principal is distributed to the Archdiocese.

In addition to the income you will receive from the trust, you will also be entitled to a charitable income-tax deduction for the value of our remainder interest in the trust assets.

Gift Range: $100,000 or more

Example: Bill and Carol Brown purchased growth stock for $20,000 ten years ago. It is now valued at $100,000, but the annual dividends are only $1,500. They are both 75, and they would like to increase their retirement income. To do this, they transfer the stock to a charitable remainder annuity trust with a 5% payout rate.

In the first year, they will receive a $5,000 payment—over three times the dividends they have been receiving—and they will continue to receive $5,000 each year for the rest of their lives. Moreover, they avoid tax on their profit in the stock and receive an income-tax deduction of about $37,000. In their 24% tax bracket, this saves them $8,880 in income taxes (24% of $37,000).

When the last beneficiary dies, the annuity trust assets will benefit the Archdiocese.

How It Works

  1. Create trust agreement stating terms of the trust; transfer cash or other property to trustee
  2. Trustee invests and manages trust assets and makes payments to income beneficiaries you designate
  3. Remainder to the Archdiocese for purposes you specify

Benefits

  • Payments to one or more beneficiaries that remain fixed for the life of the trust
  • Federal income-tax deduction for the charitable remainder value of your interest
  • No capital-gain tax when trust property is sold
  • Trust remainder will provide generous support for the Archdiocese

More Information

Contact Us

Planned Giving Office
646.794.3317
plannedgiving@ArchNY.org
 Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Avenue
14th floor
New York, NY 10022
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