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Biography

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Renaissance Administration LLC (Renaissance) is the largest independent charitable gift services provider in North America. Renaissance currently supports nearly $6 billion of charitable planned gift assets under administration and 21,000 gift instruments. Our team has over 680 years of charitable gift experience and is focused on each individual client to provide impeccable service, a commitment to excellence, and continuous innovation. We have been serving institutions, financial professionals, and individual donors for over 27 years.

Commentary

Making Grants to Foreign Charities

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A private foundation allows donors to contribute to foreign charities.

Increasing Lifetime Cash Flow

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CRT increases donors' cash flow and saves on capital gain taxes.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

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Contributing appreciated stock to a CRAT defers capital gains taxes and provides a steady cash flow to the donor.

Corporation Creates a CRT

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A Corporation may use a CRT to make a tax-efficient donation of real estate to charity.

All Cash Merger

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Contributing stock to a CRT prior to a merger saves immediate capital gain taxes, and provides the donors with a vehicle for their philanthropy.

Partnership Creates a CRT

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A partnership contributes appreciated real estate to a 20-year CRT to defer taxation of the gain on the sale of the property, receiving current income tax deductions and a unitrust income interest for the CRT term, while removing assets from each partner's taxable estate.

Sale of a Partnership Interest through a CRT

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CRT can be a tax-efficient way to dispose of partnership interest while making a charitable gift.

Sale of Publicly Traded Stock

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Donors make a gift of appreciated stock to a charitable remainder trust to eliminate capital gain taxes on the sale of the stock, create an income tax deduction, increase their net cash flow, and make a large gift to their favorite charity.

Using a CRAT to Increase Income

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Donor funds a charitable remainder annuity trust in order to delay incurring capital gains taxes, diversify her investment portfolio, receive an increased and level lifetime cash flow, and support charitable causes that are meaningful to her.

Stock Redeemed From a DAF

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Donors contribute stock to a donor advised fund and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction, reducing their net worth for estate tax purposes, and retaining the right to recommend grants from the DAF to museums and their other favorite charities.

Funding a Section 529 Plan

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By contributing low-yielding appreciated stock to a CRT, donors are able to fund their grandchildren's Section 529 plans, give to charity, avoid capital gains tax, and generate additional retirement income.

Making Gifts to a Brother

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This case study illustrates how a donor can use a gift annuity to provide a fixed income stream to a relative for life, while at the same time reducing taxes and benefiting charity.

Using a NIMCRUT

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This case study illustrates the use of a net income charitable remainder unitrust with makeup provisions as a vehicle for reinvesting in a portfolio, which is structured for growth rather than current income.

All Cash Merger Endows Charitable Giving

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DAF endows donors' long term charitable giving.

Planning for Gifts of Mortgaged Real Estate

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Contribution of a portion of donor's real estate holding to a DAF creates tax deductions and allows grants to charities over time.

Life Insurance Policy Plants Trees

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Donation of life insurance policy to charity yields income tax savings to donors.

Sale of Business/Deferred Income

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By establishing a NIMCRUT, a donor is able to give to charity, avoid capital gains on the sale of his business, and provide for retirement income.

DAF as Beneficiary of an IRA

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If other assets are available to fund non-charitable bequests, giving an IRA to charity avoids income tax to beneficiaries.

NIMCRUT Invests in a Variable Annuity

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By transferring highly appreciated assets to a NIMCRUT, which sells these assets and reinvests primarily in variable annuities, taxpayers are able to increase their lifetime cash flow while postponing the distributions of income until it is actually needed. The taxpayers can also receive a currrent income tax deduction for the present value of the remainder interest, defer capital gains tax, and make gifts to charities.

Using a CGA to Increase Income

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Donor contributes appreciated stock to a CGA to reduce capital gain taxes, diversify her portfolio, increase her lifetime cash flow, and shift investment risk, while leaving money to a charity.

Zero Estate Tax Planning using a CLAT

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Donors establish a charitable lead annuity trust to reduce gift and estate taxes, provide substantial benefits to their children, and support local charities during their lifetimes.

CRT Helps Company Be A Good Citizen

Monday, November 1, 2010
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This case study illustrates the contribution by a corporation of unused property to a term of years charitable remainder trust, deferring recognition of gain on the sale and affording the corporation a charitable contributions deduction.

Avoiding Capital Gain Tax on Sale of QRP

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The taxpayers can avoid gain when liquidating securities arising from a sale to ESOP by using a CRT.

Sale of Farm Equipment

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A CRT defers taxes upon the sale of farm equipment and provides cash flow to donors.

Funding a Scholarship Program

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Scholarship fund allows donor to remain involved in charitable legacy.