Charitable Remainder Trust
Creating a charitable remainder trust can provide a substantial deduction on your income taxes and a reduction in estate taxes. These trusts are often created with properties (real estate or stock), which have a large capital gain. The donor creates the trust and receives back income of at least 5% for life or a term of years, and no capital gains taxes are paid. At the end of the life term or term of years, the property is distributed to La Plata Open Space Conservancy for its conservation work.