Charitable Lead Trust
Protect Your Assets
With a charitable lead trust, you can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Kent without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to Kent:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to Kent 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 Kent go up as well.
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An Example of How It Works
George would like to support Kent and provide for his children. Following his advisor's recommendation, George funds a charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $2,500,000.
George's trust pays $175,000 (7 percent of the initial fair market value) to Kent each year for 15 years, which will total $2,625,000. After that, the balance in the trust goes to his children. Assuming a 6 percent investment return, the children will receive approximately $1,918,101.
His gift tax deduction is $2,317,400* against the $2,500,000 of assets. Therefore, only the difference ($182,600) is subject to gift tax, which is offset against his lifetime gift tax exclusion. After that, the remaining trust assets and all of their growth will pass to his family at zero additional cost in gift and estate taxes. Had George given the $2,500,000 outright to his children, it would have been a taxable gift.
*Assuming annual payments and a 1.6 percent charitable midterm federal rate.
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- Contact Denny Mantegani at 860-927-6274 or ManteganiD@kent-school.edu or Stacy Langa at 860-927-6262 or LangaS@kent-school.edu to talk about supporting Kent by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Kent in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Kent School Corporation
Address: Kent, CT
Federal Tax ID Number: #06-0646687