You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County 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 the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County 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 the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County go up as well.
Saul would like to support the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and provide for his children. Saul received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, Saul funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. Saul's trust pays $70,000 (7% of the initial fair market value) to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to Saul. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $955,700. Assuming the trust earns an average 6% annual rate of return, Saul receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.
*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
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Address: 1 Harvard Circle, Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. California residents: Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Oklahoma residents: A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.
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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.
an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan
"I give to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1 Harvard Circle, Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."
able to be changed or cancelled
A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.
cannot be changed or cancelled
tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient
the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation
the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase
the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on
The person receiving the gift annuity payments.
the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid
a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will
the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will
A donor advised fund is a separately identified fund created by a donor with the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County as a cost effective and efficient way to give charitably. The donor retains the right to make recommendations for distributions from the fund.
An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.
Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.
Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.
Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Jewish Community Foundation as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Jewish Community Foundation as a lump sum.
A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.
A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County where you agree to make a gift to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.