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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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Sale and Unitrust

Sale and Unitrust
Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. The company has done well. A larger company is now discussing the possibility of buying the smaller company. This sale would require that Gene and Carol sell their stock, subjecting them to capital gains. Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.

Gene: We were fortunate to invest in the medical services company. We thought the value of this stock would grow, and it did. We originally paid $50,000 for the stock, and it had grown to $400,000 in value.

Carol: We talked about selling the stock, but that would have required us to pay a large tax bill. We had hoped to sell the stock to buy a vacation home. We had found a very nice summer cottage for sale on a nearby lake. The price was approximately $120,000.

Gene: We checked with our CPA; he suggested that we talk to a gift planner at our favorite charity. The gift planner told us about a sale and unitrust. We were happy to discover that with a sale and unitrust we could transfer $280,000 worth of the stock into a special trust called a charitable remainder unitrust. The unitrust could then sell the stock tax free.

Carol: Best of all, we were able to sell the rest of the stock for $120,000 cash. The deduction from the gift transferred to the trust saved enough in taxes to offset the capital gains tax on the $120,000 that we received from the stock sale. As a result, we could use the full $120,000 to purchase the lake home.

Gene: This was a wonderful arrangement. We now have income and are enjoying our dream house on the lake.

Is a sale and unitrust right for you?


If you own highly appreciated property, such as real estate or stocks, you could benefit from a sale and 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. The sale part of this transaction could provide you with a one-time lump sum payment.

*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 an example of your benefits.