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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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Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)

Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)
Keith has been a faithful supporter of Rocky Hill Country Day School and makes regular gifts to support our work. Recently, Keith talked to our staff and expressed his interest in naming Rocky Hill Country Day School as a beneficiary of his estate, but he wanted to keep the process as simple and inexpensive as possible.

Keith: I love volunteering at Rocky Hill Country Day School. It really gives me a sense of joy and fulfillment. I not only support the organization with my time, I try to make annual gifts as well. As a donor, I want to leave a meaningful gift to Rocky Hill Country Day School in my estate plan.

One day, Keith talked to Sharon, another one of our volunteers. Sharon told Keith that she recently made a "payable on death" or "POD" gift to Rocky Hill Country Day School. Keith asked Sharon to explain how the gift works. Sharon told Keith that with a POD gift, he could contact his bank or credit union and request a POD beneficiary designation form. By filling out the form and sending it back to his credit union, Keith could direct the credit union to pay the balance of any account he designates to charity when he passes away.

Keith: Sharon shared a lot of great information about POD gifts. I decided to name Rocky Hill Country Day School as the payable on death beneficiary of two accounts at my bank. Not only was the process simple — it didn't cost a thing. I also liked that a POD gift gives me flexibility-I still own the accounts and can use the money in those accounts if my needs ever change.

Is a payable on death (POD) gift right for you?


If you would like to leave a gift to our organization that is simple, inexpensive and flexible if your needs change, please consider a payable on death bequest. If you have questions or would like to learn more about POD beneficiary gifts, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

*Please note: The name and image above is representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since the benefits of a POD gift may differ depending on your personal circumstances, please consult with your legal, tax or financial advisor.