Gifts of Business Interests

How It Works:

  1. You give shares in a closely held corporation or an investment partnership to OLT. 
  2. OLT receives income distributions, and may sell the shares to a third party.


  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised value of the business interests, net of any other liabilities that may pertain to it.
  • You may be able to use a business interest to create a life-income arrangement, such as a flip unitrust.
  • You have the satisfaction of making a significant gift that benefits both you and OLT during your lifetime.

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.