A charitable remainder annuity trust will provide a fixed payment to you and/or your loved ones for life or for a specific number of years. The size of the payment is determined at the time the gift is made. Donors seeking a higher payout will receive a lower current tax deduction and vice versa (within certain limits). Duke establishes annuity trusts in amounts of $100,000 and greater.
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If you are interested in making a gift that yields a fixed income, Duke's Office of Gift Planning can help you determine whether a charitable remainder annuity trust or a charitable gift annuity is a better fit for your particular situation. In general, a charitable remainder annuity trust may provide a more favorable tax treatment than a gift annuity if you are using highly appreciated assets.
When you establish an annuity trust, you get to decide how the remaining trust assets will ultimately be used at Duke. You receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of the gift, and this deduction can be used over as many as six consecutive tax years. If your gift is funded with appreciated assets, you can also reduce your capital gains liability.
Charitable remainder annuity trusts may be invested with Duke's endowment assets; however, the payout amount remains fixed. An annuity trust is backed by all of the trust's assets.