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Give It Twice Trust - Help Family and Charity

You may be looking for a way to provide your children with income while making a gift to Rocky Hill Country Day School. The "give it twice" trust is a popular option that allows you to transfer your IRA or other asset at death to fund a term of years charitable remainder unitrust. We call this kind of unitrust a give it twice trust because you can use the trust to pay income first to your family for a number of years and then distribute the balance of the trust to charity.

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Benefits of a give it twice trust

  • Use the full value of your unused retirement account to provide income to your surviving spouse and to provide income to children or other loved ones for a specified period of time
  • Create an estate tax deduction and savings from the charitable gift
  • Support Rocky Hill Country Day School

How a give it twice trust works

  1. Consult your attorney to establish a charitable remainder unitrust.
  2. You complete an IRA or other retirement account beneficiary designation form, naming the charitable trust as the beneficiary, and return the form to the account custodian.
  3. When you pass away, the custodian will transfer your retirement account to the charitable trust.
  4. The trust will pay income to your spouse, children or other individual beneficiaries for their life, term of years or life plus term of years.
  5. At the conclusion of the payments, the balance of the trust will be transferred to Rocky Hill Country Day School.

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If you have any questions about a give it twice trust, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

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Tax-Free Sale

Tax-Free Sale
Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.

Over the years, development from town has moved toward the property, and their land is now next to a large commercial store. Howard and Lynn rent the property to the commercial store, which uses the property for overflow parking.

Howard: The property had been a good investment. We owned it for over 15 years. The rental income had been enough the last few years to pay the property taxes, but we wanted to sell.

Lynn: We told our tax advisor that we were starting to think about selling the land. He told us that if we sold, we would have to pay capital gains tax. We were concerned about this until he explained how a charitable remainder unitrust could help us avoid the tax.

Howard: By transferring the land to the trust, we saved $36,000 in capital gains tax and received a charitable income tax deduction that reduced our income taxes by $18,000. That is over $54,000 in total tax savings! We were delighted with the tax benefits of the unitrust.

Lynn: The trust was able to sell the land and reinvest the sales proceeds. The trust pays us income from its investments. We had very little income from the land before, but now we receive nearly $12,000 from the trust each year! This increased income is one of my favorite parts of the trust plan.

Is a tax-free sale from a charitable remainder unitrust right for you?


If you own highly appreciated property, such as real estate or stocks, you could benefit from a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust will help you bypass capital gains, will provide you with a charitable income tax deduction in the year of the gift and could increase your income.

*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your unitrust benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.