Charitable Lead Trust
Protect Your Assets
You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to CCS/CHS:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to CCS/CHS and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to CCS/CHS go up as well.
An Example of How It Works
George would like to support CCS/CHS and provide for his children. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7 percent of the initial fair market value) to CCS/CHS each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $854,311. Assuming the trust earns an average 6 percent annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.
*Assuming annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate.
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- Contact Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington at 206.328.5707 or firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about supporting CCS/CHS by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include CCS/CHS in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Catholic Community Services of Western Washington or Archdiocesan Housing Authority dba Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington
Address: 100 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144
Federal Tax ID Number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.
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