Protect Your Assets
You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Guide Dogs of America without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to GDA:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to GDA and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to GDA go up as well.
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An Example of How It Works
George would like to support GDA and receive tax benefits. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor’s recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George’s trust pays $60,000 (6% of the initial fair market value) to GDA each year for 15 years, which will total $900,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $614,450. Assuming the trust earns an average 8% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $1,579,621 at the end of the trust term.
*Based on a 5.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.Watch How it Works
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- Contact Zachary A. Gittlen at 818-833-6426 (office) or 818-259-6590 (cell) or ZAGittlen@guidedogsofamerica.org to talk about supporting GDA by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include GDA in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: International Guiding Eyes, Inc., dba: Guide Dogs of America
Address: Guide Dogs of America, 13445 Glenoaks Boulevard, Sylmar, CA 91342
Federal Tax ID Number: 95-1586088