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Lead Unitrust for Term of 1-35 Years
Enter the date of the gift. Example: Mo/Day/Yr, 7/14/2000. If you enter an invalid date, such as a letter or blank, the system will default to the current date.
Rate of the Month
The current Rate of the Month (AFR) will display in the drop down box. Choose one of the three rates offered.
Enter the name of the Donor. You may use such titles as "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Dr.", "Rev.", "Jr.", etc.
Enter the name of the Beneficiary. You may use such titles as "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Dr.", "Rev.", "Jr.", etc.
Term of Years
Enter the term of years the trust will last, i.e., distribute income to the named beneficiary(ies). The term cannot exceed 35 years.
Trust Amount $
Enter the amount of cash or the fair market value (FMV) of the asset(s) used to fund the CGA. For assets such as real estate, closely-held stock and other hard to value assets, the FMV would be the appraised value of the property on the date of the gift.
Enter the percent income payout to the donor. You must select a trust percent payout of 5% or more.
Select either monthly, quarterly, semiannual, or annual income payments to the beneficiary(ies) of the income. The choice of payment frequency does affect the amount of the charitable deduction as the more frequent the payment (i.e. monthly as opposed to annually), the smaller the donor's tax deduction.
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