Example: This year, Earl, 76, gives $100,000 in cash to an annuity trust. He chooses a lifetime income of $5,000 each year for himself and his 75-year-old wife, if she survives him. Earl is entitled to a charitable deduction of $45,095 (assuming annual payments and a 3.4 percent charitable midterm federal rate). He takes this deduction on his federal income tax return this year, up to 50 percent of his adjusted gross income, carrying over any excess up to five years. At the termination of the trust, Earl's trustee will distribute the balance to a Genesis Foundation.
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