Charitable Remainder Trust

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Richard Fox lends us a cautionary tale about the need for proper administration of Charitable Trusts. A recent Private Letter Ruling demonstrates the dire consequences of retaining the wrong person for administration.
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David Wheeler Newman provides his analysis of the recent PLR that has planners re-thinking how they use CRTs in their planning.
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Richard Fox analyzes and clarifies a recent PLR involving a CRT. There are interesting opportunities to explore subsequent to this ruling.
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There is now more than one way to skin a CRAT - A look at the mathematics of Rev. Proc. 2016-42

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Finally the IRS has provided definitive guidance on the early termination of CRTs that removes the valuation guesswork.

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Author Richard Fox explores the implications of a recent Tax Court Case, Estate of Schaefer, on the calculation of the 10% Remainder Interest qualification necessary when establishing Charitable Remainder Trusts.

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5 Mar 2015 | Charitable Remainder Trust | National Publication | Article | 10 comments

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts are sometimes difficult to explain to clients. There are a lot of options. But not if you have the right FREE tool. Read and download the tool now.

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An interesting confluence of CRT and ESOP presented by Richard Fox.

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Recently, Randy Fox was interviewed on "Exit Coach Radio". This discussion with host Steve Beatty discusses the "charitable stock bailout" plan.

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California has recently passed new legislation that removes some of the onerous tax consequences caused by UBTI in Charitable Remainder Trusts.

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David Wheeler Newman explores the NIMCRUT and its extraordinary possibilities. His case study makes a compelling statement that Charitable Remainder Trusts are alive and well and will continue to be.

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In this brief article, we seek your knowledge and advice on another tricky estate mess. Read on and reply.

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In this brief article, we seek your knowledge and advice on a tricky estate mess. Read on and reply.

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The currently high estate exemption ($5.4 Million per individual) was thought to be a death knell for Charitable Remainder Trusts. But aging baby boomers and high capital gains rates tell a different story.

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C. Scott Meyer presents an intriguing analysis of the Atkinson case, one that involved a poorly managed and maintained CRT.

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The CRT Primer

You can't possibly learn everything there is to know about charitable remainder trusts on one page, BUT you can learn a lot with the PGDC CRT Primer. One page with many links that will guide you through the basics.

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What advisors need to know about NIMCRUTs

Last time, we discussed trust-planning blind spots and ways to solve complex trust matters. Here, we'll look at how a very successful and very charitable client established a...

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How an ounce of prevention may provide tons of cure

As we discussed in Part One of this article, philanthropy adds a complex dimension to affluent families' long-term wealth and tax planning, and we explored the use...

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What advisors need to understand about CRTs, CLTs and fiduciary responsibility

The creation of an estate plan is a fundamental necessity for families, especially for families of wealth. And while there are many elements that contribute to the ultimate success of the plan, the selection of the appropriate trustee is often given little...

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Define: Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder trust is a trust that provides for a specified distribution, at least annually, to one or more beneficiaries, at least one of which is not a charity. The distribution must be paid at least annually for life or for a term of years, with an irrevocable remainder interest to be held for the benefit of, or paid over to, one or more qualified charities.

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