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Charitable Lead Trust

Lead Trust Diagram

How it Works

  • You contribute securities or other appreciated assets to a charitable lead trust.
  • The trust makes fixed annual payments to National Audubon Society for a period of time.
  • When the trust terminates, the remaining principal is paid to your heirs.

Benefits

  • Income payments to us for a term reduce the ultimate tax cost of transferring an asset to your heirs. 
  • The amount and term of the payments to Audubon can be set so as to reduce or even eliminate transfer taxes due when the principal reverts to your heirs.
  • All appreciation that takes place in the trust goes tax-free to the individuals named in your trust.

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National Audubon Society
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New York, NY 10014
212-979-3033
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