Charitable Lead Trust
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You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Food Lifeline without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to Food Lifeline:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to Food Lifeline and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to Food Lifeline go up as well.Watch How it Works
An Example of How It Works
George would like to support Food Lifeline and receive tax benefits. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor’s recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George’s trust pays $60,000 (6% of the initial fair market value) to Food Lifeline each year for 15 years, which will total $900,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $686,160. Assuming the trust earns an average 8% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $1,619,706 at the end of the trust term.
*Based on a 3.6% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
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- Contact Mitra Karami at 206-545-6600 or email@example.com to talk about supporting Food Lifeline by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Food Lifeline in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Food Lifeline
Address: 815 S. 96th Street, Seattle, WA 98108
Federal Tax ID Number: 91-1090450