Category: Charitable Giving

Doing Well By Doing Good

Lifetime charitable giving, properly planned, may afford income tax savings. Under current federal income tax law, the income tax charitable deduction is available to taxpayers who itemize deductions rather than take the...

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2018 Charitable Gifts

“Giving Tuesday,” which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day set aside each year to remind us to contribute to organizations that are important to us. Please remember that you have until December 31 to make a...

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Substantiation of Charitable Donations

By Emily Dorisio As we enter the giving season and begin making charitable contributions it is important to remember that some gifts require more than just the act of giving to qualify for a charitable tax deduction. For...

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Preparing for 2015 Taxes

By Cynthia Black Svenson With only six weeks left in 2015, now is a good time to determine if it makes tax sense to take certain actions before year-end.Are you planning to make charitable contributions in the near future? Do...

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Retirement Accounts and Charitable Giving

By Jeffrey L. GehringRetirement accounts comprise a significant part of most people’s net worth. As many people know, when distributions are made from a retirement account to a beneficiary following the owner’s death, the...

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