CRUT – Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Another form of charitable giving is a Charitable Remainder Uni-Trust, aka a CRUT. Both CRAT and CRUT are types of charitable shared trust.
How a CRUT works
A CRUT makes annual payments to beneficiaries during the life of the donor, and when they die, the remainder of the trust goes to a charitable cause. The payment to beneficiaries is calculated as a fixed percentage of the assets reaming in the trust. During the trust’s lifetime, the owner can top up the assets as he/she pleases.
There are various charitable remainder unitrusts, including a standard unitrust, a net income Unitrust, and a Flip Unitrust. The payment to beneficiaries depends on the type of CRUT created.
Advantages of CRUT
- Assets can be added to the entity over time.
- Highly valued assets can be sold with minimal tax consequences.
- Provides income stream for many years
- The donor or beneficiaries can claim tax charitable deductions.
Are you planning to use gift vehicles in your estate planning?
With an estate planning attorney’s help, you can set up charitable trusts and gifts of annuities.
Charitable giving is a fantastic estate planning tool; these gift vehicles allow you to donate to the charities of your choosing, reduce your tax burdens and receive dependable income for life.
Review other options below
CRAT - CHARITABLE REMAINDER ANNUITY TRUST
CRUT - Charitable Remainder Unitrust
CLAT – Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
GIFT PLUS INSURANCE
Bequest / Bequest of IRA
Gift Annuity – One or two lives