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TAX INCENTIVES & OTHER BENEFITS OF A CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST

Posted: February 09, 2018

If you wish to offer a significant gift to charity, you may want to consider a charitable trust. Since 1969, countless families have used charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) to increase their incomes, save taxes and benefit charities.

A CRT allows you to convert a highly appreciated asset, such as a stock or real estate, into a lifetime income. It essentially reduces your taxes now and estate taxes when you pass away. Additionally, you pay no capital gain tax when the asset is sold and lets you help one or more charities that have special meaning to you.

In order to set up a CRT, you need to initially establish a trust and transfer to that trust all the property that you wish to donate to charity. The charity you select must be approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which typically means that the charity must be exempt from taxes.


HOW TO FIGHT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CHARGES

Posted: January 26, 2018

In Missouri, it is against the law for someone to knowingly exposure his or her genitalia or private parts to others in public, thereby causing alarm. Although this sex crime is commonly known as “indecent exposure” or “public lewdness” in other states, it is referred to as “sexual misconduct” in Missouri.

The following are the three types of sexual misconduct charges in the state:


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