Category: Charitable Giving

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Charitable Giving

What are the tax benefits of donating to charity? Through tax legislation, Congress has attempted to encourage charitable giving because it is good social policy. Most every charity depends on individual contributions to remain financially solvent, especially in this era of fewer direct government dollars...
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Lifetime Gifting

What is lifetime (noncharitable) gifting? Gifting can be a powerful estate planning tool, allowing you to transfer your wealth to others during your lifetime. Lifetime gifts have many advantages over gifts you might leave in your will (these are called bequests, legacies, or devises). You might find making lifetime...
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Getting Help from a Financial Professional

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Charitable Gifting

Charitable Gifting What constitutes a gift to charity? A gift to charity is simply a gratuitous transfer of property to a charitable organization. The key is that your gift must be some kind of property–your time or personal services do not count. There are several different types of property...
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Private Foundations

What is a private foundation? A tax-exempt entity operated for charitable purposes Private foundations are tax-exempt entities, just like hospitals or universities. What makes them different from organizations that are known as public charities is that private foundations are set up, funded, and controlled by a single individual, family,...
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Gifting for Education Savings

What is it? A gift is a voluntary transfer of money or property from one person to another person or entity (such as a trust) where the person making the gift receives either nothing or a lesser amount of money or property in return. In the context of education...
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Lifetime (Noncharitable) Gifting

What is lifetime (noncharitable) gifting? Gifting can be a powerful estate planning tool, allowing you to transfer your wealth to others during your lifetime. Lifetime gifts have many advantages over gifts you might leave in your will (these are called bequests, legacies, or devises). You might find making lifetime...
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The Best Property to Give to Charity

Giving to charity is not only personally satisfying, the IRS (and possibly your state) also rewards you with generous tax breaks. Current income tax deduction if you itemize, subject to certain percentage limitations for any one year Tax benefit received reduces the cost of the donation (e.g., a $100...
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