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Sale and Unitrust

Are your appreciated assets, such as stock, bonds, or real estate, producing little or no income?

If you sell your appreciated assets, you will pay a large capital gains tax. A sale and charitable remainder unitrust may be the solution to avoid capital gains tax.

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Benefits of a sale and unitrust

  • Receive cash from the sale. You can use this cash to purchase another residence, to save for retirement, to travel, to meet your daily needs, or to meet some other financial goal
  • Receive income from the unitrust for the rest of your life and future retirement
  • Obtain an income tax deduction that may reduce your tax bill this year
  • Further the work of Rocky Hill Country Day School with your gift

How a sale and unitrust works

  1. You establish a charitable remainder unitrust and transfer a portion of your assets to the trust.
  2. The assets are then sold. You receive cash from the sale, and the rest of the sale's proceeds are paid to the charitable unitrust.
  3. The trust will provide you with income for the rest of your life.
  4. You receive a charitable deduction this year to offset your tax on the cash proceeds that you receive from the sale.

More on sale and unitrust

When transferring a portion of your primary residence to fund a unitrust, you may apply your one-time home exclusion to reduce or eliminate capital gains tax that would otherwise be due from the sale. Your tax advisor can assist you to determine if you should utilize this strategy.

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If you have any questions about a sale and unitrust, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

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Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity

Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
Luis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially in value.

Luis and his spouse, Maria, sold a vacation home earlier this year and are looking for a way to offset the capital gains tax owed from the sale. Luis enjoys the challenge and responsibility of his job and is not quite ready to retire. But, he is looking at planning options for retirement.

Maria: We needed a charitable deduction to avoid paying the taxes we owed from the sale of our second home. While Luis invested his energies at work, I spent years volunteering with our favorite charity and wanted to find a way to make a special gift to help further its work this year.

Luis: Maria and I were both in good health, and I still enjoyed working. We were living comfortably on my current salary but were looking for ways to plan for retirement. I wasn't quite certain when I would retire, so we wanted to find an option that would let me be flexible with my retirement date.

Maria: A gift planner from our favorite charity told us that a flexible deferred gift annuity would help us meet our goals. Instead of selling our appreciated stock and paying high capital gains tax, we could give it to them and receive an immediate charitable tax deduction to offset our current tax bill. The flexible deferred gift annuity would permit us to elect to begin taking payments for life when Luis was ready to retire.

Luis: We decided to set up the flexible deferred gift annuity. We received a charitable tax deduction in the year that the gift was made and experienced immediate tax savings. When I am ready to retire, we will contact our favorite charity to begin payments, giving me the flexibility to continue working as long as I would like. In addition, the flexible deferred gift annuity makes it possible for us to receive a large portion of each payment tax-free, and this is an attractive benefit!

Is a flexible deferred gift annuity right for you?


If you are interested in a charitable gift annuity but don't have a present need for the annuity payout, a flexible deferred annuity could be the right gift for you. You decide when you want to begin receiving the annuity payout. The longer you defer the payments, the higher the payout.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about flexible deferred annuities and how this gift could help you.

*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 gift annuity benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view an example of your benefits.