The Best Time to Make This Gift
The charitable midterm federal rate (the interest rate used in calculating the amount of the gift subject to tax) was the lowest it has ever been in November 2012. When the rates are low, it means a higher tax savings for funding a charitable lead trust. The best gift tax breaks, combined with assets that may be depressed in value temporarily, create the perfect opportunity to consider a lead trust.
Quick TipWith the most common version of the lead trust, the tax savings is in the form of gift-estate taxes, not income taxes. So this strategy may be right for you if you're in a situation where your wealth would most likely be subject to estate taxes at your death. Creating a charitable lead trust can provide you with significant tax relief while providing us with financial support.
The charitable lead trust is especially attractive to Troy University supporters when interest rates are low, because of the increased tax benefits.
Your legal and tax advisors can help you determine whether a charitable lead trust is right for you. We're also happy to answer any questions you may have. Just contact Heather Price at 334-670-5879 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes apply to federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.