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USA Charitable Remainder Unitrust Trust Deed

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Set up a Charitable Remainder Unitrust under Rev. Pro. 89-20 and section 664(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, with this template form for US residents. - In each taxable year of the trust, the trustee will pay to the designated recipient a unitrust amount equal to at least 5% of the fair market value of the trust assets. - On the recipient's death, the corpus of the trust will be distributed to a designated charity. - Distribution of the trust income each tax year must not subject the trust to any tax under section 4923 of the Code. - The trustee must not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in section 4941(d) of the Code. This USA Charitable Remainder Unitrust Trust Deed is provided in MS Word format, and is easy to fill in and print.

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									              CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUST TRUST DEED
By this Trust Deed, ________________________ [insert name of donor], of __________________________
[insert address of donor] (hereafter referred to as the “Donor”) establishes a Charitable Remainder Unitrust,
within the meaning of Rev. Pro. 89-20 and section 664(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, and hereby
creates the _______________________ [insert name of trust] Charitable Remainder Unitrust (the “Trust”);
and designates ___________________________ [insert name of trustee], of _________________ [insert address
of trustee] to act as the “Initial Trustee”.

1.      Trust Assets

The Donor transfers to the Initial Trustee the following described property:

        [DESCRIBE PROPERTY TRANSFERRED TO TRUST]

(the “Trust Assets”) to be held strictly in trust for the purposes and under the terms and conditions set
forth herein.

2.      Distribution of Income

The Trustee shall pay to a living individual (“recipient”) in each taxable year of the Trust during the
recipient’s life a unitrust amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the net fair market value of the
Trust Assets, valued as of the first day of each taxable year of the Trust (“valuation date”). The unitrust
amount shall be paid in equal quarterly amounts from income and, to the extent that income is not
sufficient, from the principal of the Trust.

3.      Choice of Law

The Trustee shall operate the Trust in accordance with the laws of the State of ____________________.
However, the Trustee shall not exercise any power or discretion granted under such laws that would
result in a disqualification of the Trust under section 664(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

4.      Administration of Trust

4.1     The Trustee shall not be precluded from investing the Trust Assets in a manner possibly resulting
in the annual realization of a reasonable amount of income or gain from the sale or disposition of assets.
In the event that the income exceeds the unitrust amount, the surplus shall be added to the principal of
the Trust.

4.2      If the net fair market value of the Trust Assets is incorrectly determined, then, within a
reasonable time after the value is finally determined, and within a reasonable period after the value is
finally determined for federal income tax purposes, the Trustee shall:

        (a)     in the event of an overpayment resulting from an overvaluation, collect the amount of
                the overpayment from the recipient;

        (b)     in the event of an underpayment resulting from an undervaluation, pay the amount of
                the underpayment to the recipient.

4.3      In determining the unitrust amount, the Trustee shall prorate the amount on a daily basis for a
short taxable year and for the taxable year of the recipient’s death.
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4.4      Upon the death of the recipient, the Trustee shall distribute the corpus of the Trust, inclusive of
interest and principal, except fo
								
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