Charitable Remainder Trusts
Looking for a way to give VMFA a significant gift? If you have built up a sizeable estate and are also looking for ways for you or your loved ones to receive payments, you may want to investigate the advantages of setting up a charitable remainder trust.
Benefits of a charitable remainder trust include:
- Potential for a partial charitable income tax deduction
- Potential for increased liquidity
- Up-front capital gains tax avoidance
There are two ways to receive payments with charitable remainder trusts:
The annuity trust pays you or your loved-ones, each year, the same dollar amount you choose at the start. Your payments stay the same, regardless of fluctuations in trust investments.
The unitrust pays you or your loved-ones, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. The amount of the payments is redetermined annually. If the value of the trust increases, so do your payments. If the value decreases, however, so will your payments.
A Giving Story
Susan Morris wants to make a gift to VMFA but would also like more income in the future. Susan creates a charitable remainder unitrust with annual lifetime payments to her equal to 5% of the fair market value of the trust assets as revalued annually. She funds the trust with assets valued at $500,000.
Susan receives $25,000 the first year from the trust. Subsequent payment amounts vary each year depending on the annual valuations of the trust assets. She is eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $303,245* in the year she creates and funds the trust. This deduction saves Susan $97,038 in her 32% tax bracket.
*Based on a 5.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
Calculate Your Benefits
Submit a few details and see how a charitable remainder trust can benefit you.
- Contact Erin Elder at 804.340.1619 or erin.elder@VMFA.museum to talk about supporting VMFA by setting up a charitable remainder trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include VMFA in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
Address: 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond, VA 23220
Federal Tax ID Number: 51-0205333
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.