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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

DAF as the Beneficiary of an IRA

Monday, November 1, 2010
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Giving an IRA to a DAF can reduce income and estate taxes.

New Life for an Old Life Insurance Policy (Part III)

Monday, November 1, 2010
Historical

Donors' gift of an insurance policy allows them to avoid income tax on the surrender of the policy, obtain a current income tax charitable deduction, increase their retirement cash flow, and create a lasting legacy in their son's name to support children's charities.

All Cash Merger

Monday, November 1, 2010
Historical

A Flip CRUT may be useful for assets that will not be sold immediately.

Using a CGA to Increase Income

Monday, November 1, 2010
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A CGA provides regular cash flow to donors.

Using a CRAT to Increase Cash Flow

Monday, November 1, 2010
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With interest rates low and equity markets unpredictable, a CRAT can provide a level cash flow, together with a charitable deduction.

Making Gifts to a Life Partner

Monday, November 1, 2010
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CGA provides a charitable income tax deduction to the donor and an income stream to donor's partner.

Donor-Advised Fund Avoids Capital Gain on QRP and Endows Charitable Giving

Monday, November 1, 2010
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By gifting qualified replacement property to a DAF, a Donor is able to free up income, receive an immediate income tax deduction, and provide annual gifts to her favorite charity.

Using a CGA to Increase Cash Flow

Monday, November 1, 2010
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CGA provides a deduction upon contribution, followed by regular cash flow.

Increasing Lifetime Cash Flow

Monday, November 1, 2010
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SCRUT provides a regular cash flow during the donors' lives.

Funding a Scholarship Program

Monday, November 1, 2010
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Scholarship fund allows donor to remain involved in charitable legacy.

Avoiding Capital Gain Tax on Sale of QRP

Monday, November 1, 2010
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The taxpayers can avoid gain when liquidating securities arising from a sale to ESOP by using a CRT.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

Monday, November 1, 2010
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A donor funds a CRAT with appreciated stock to achieve an increased cash flow, defer capital gains taxes, diversify her assets, and obtain an income tax deduction. In addition, she is able to remove the stock from her gross estate for Federal estate tax purposes and make a substantial gift to charity.

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.

Zero Estate Tax Planning using a CLAT

Monday, November 1, 2010
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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.

Using a CGA to Increase Income

Monday, November 1, 2010
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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.

NIMCRUT Invests in a Variable Annuity

Monday, November 1, 2010
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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.

DAF as Beneficiary of an IRA

Monday, November 1, 2010
Historical

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

Sale of Business/Deferred Income

Monday, November 1, 2010
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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.

Life Insurance Policy Plants Trees

Monday, November 1, 2010
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Donation of life insurance policy to charity yields income tax savings to donors.

All Cash Merger Endows Charitable Giving

Monday, November 1, 2010
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DAF endows donors' long term charitable giving.

Using a NIMCRUT

Monday, November 1, 2010
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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.

Stock Redeemed From a DAF

Monday, November 1, 2010
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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.

Using a CRAT to Increase Income

Monday, November 1, 2010
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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.

Sale of Publicly Traded Stock

Monday, November 1, 2010
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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.

Sale of a Partnership Interest through a CRT

Monday, November 1, 2010
Historical

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