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Sale and Unitrust
Carol: We talked about selling the stock, but that would have required us to pay a large tax bill. We had hoped to sell the stock to buy a vacation home. We had found a very nice summer cottage for sale on a nearby lake. The price was approximately $120,000.
Gene: We checked with our CPA; he suggested that we talk to a gift planner at our favorite charity. The gift planner told us about a sale and unitrust. We were happy to discover that with a sale and unitrust we could transfer $280,000 worth of the stock into a special trust called a charitable remainder unitrust. The unitrust could then sell the stock tax free.
Carol: Best of all, we were able to sell the rest of the stock for $120,000 cash. The deduction from the gift transferred to the trust saved enough in taxes to offset the capital gains tax on the $120,000 that we received from the stock sale. As a result, we could use the full $120,000 to purchase the lake home.
Gene: This was a wonderful arrangement. We now have income and are enjoying our dream house on the lake.
Is a sale and unitrust right for you?
If you own highly appreciated property, such as real estate or stocks, you could benefit from a sale and unitrust. The trust will help you bypass capital gains, will provide you with a charitable income tax deduction in the year of the gift and could increase your income. The sale part of this transaction could provide you with a one-time lump sum payment.
*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your unitrust benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.
Contact the Office of Gift Planning for additional information or to discuss further the different options for including Auburn in your estate plans.
It is always advisable to seek the advice of a financial or legal advisor. Please refer your advisor to our Advisors section for more information.
When including Auburn in your estate or charitable plans, please use our legal name and mailing address:
Auburn University Foundation
317 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849
Federal Tax ID number: 63-6022422