• Impact our future
    through gift planning

    • Provide Vital Community Support
    • Enjoy Tax Benefits
    • Contribute to a Bright Future

Planned Giving

IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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Charitable Remainder
Unitrust

You may be concerned about the high cost of capital gains tax with the sale of an appreciated asset. A charitable remainder unitrust might offer the solutions you need!

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Legacy Society

The Legacy Society celebrates those who have made a lasting commitment to the Greater Huntsville area through their estate plan. Your planned gift, multiplied with the gifts of other generous individuals and families, will make our great community even better for generations to come.

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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 Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville 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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