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Charitable Remainder Trusts: When Things Go Wrong

How to anticipate and avoid errors and mistakes.

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) is a split-interest trust that meets a specific federal tax law definition throughout its term. Errors can occur that cause a split-interest trust not to meet the definition of a CRT. Sometimes mistakes are made that don’t violate the definition of a CRT but nonetheless cause problems. Here’s how you can anticipate and avoid such errors and mistakes.


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