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The Ugly Side of Charitable Remainder Trusts

IRS cracks down on abusive tax schemes.

Inter vivos charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) are often advantageous alternatives to bequests to charity. Unlike charitable gifts by will, CRTs can generate life income and income tax charitable deductions. Most estates aren’t subject to tax; for those that are, estate taxes are also saved by lifetime CRTs.

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