Substantial tax benefits can be realized from establishing a charitable
lead trust. Therefore, if you hope to transfer assets to your heirs with
limited taxation, a lead trust might be an option for you.
With a lead trust, you may transfer assets to a trustee of your choosing or
to BIDMC. The trustee makes annual payments to the charity (BIDMC) for a
specific term of years (typically between 10 and 25 years). When the trust
term has ended, the principal plus any appreciation is transferred to your
beneficiaries, typically, but not limited to, children or grandchildren.
In exchange for this gift, you receive a federal estate tax deduction equal
to the estimated value of the annual trust payments to BIDMC. Moreover, any
appreciation in the assets during the term of the trust is not subject to
additional gift or estate tax. As a result, you are often able to pass on
to your heirs a larger estate after tax than would otherwise be possible.
Lead trusts are fairly complex gifts with many variables to consider.
Therefore, it is highly recommended that an attorney and/or financial
advisor be consulted when you are considering this gift to help you reach
your personal and financial goals.
Charitable Lead Trust Benefits:
Make a significant gift to BIDMC while also transferring assets to your
Have the potential to provide an inheritance to your heirs while saving
now and in the future on gift and/or estate taxes.
Receive membership in the
Lunn Society, BIDMC's recognition society for individuals who have made a planned
Note: The information on this website is not intended to serve as legal
or financial advice. When planning a specific charitable gift, the
services of a legal or financial advisor should be obtained.
|Development Planned Giving
|Noreen M. Mitchell
Office of Development
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue (OV)
Boston, MA 02215