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Six Charitable Giving Strategies for 2022

Charitable gifting can occur throughout the year; however, many individuals and families focus on their charitable giving in the fourth quarter as it coincides with annual tax planning. Charitable donations are tax deductible for individuals who itemize their deductions when they file their tax return. The annual deduction limit for gifts to public charities is

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
August 29, 2022
Charitable Giving

Charitable Giving: Cash vs Property

Taxpayers can make charitable gifts using cash or property. Examples of property commonly donated to charities includes appreciated stock and other marketable securities. The type of asset gifted could affect the amount of the taxpayer’s deduction. This article explains various aspects and planning opportunities for donating cash and property. Understanding Charitable Cash Donations Cash donations

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
January 21, 2022
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Charitable Planning Conversations

Philanthropy and charitable giving can take many forms – from donating gently used goods to making monetary gifts to charitable organizations. Having open conversations about philanthropy and charitable giving with your family is a way to encourage all members to participate in a common family gifting goal.

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
December 17, 2021
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Donor-Advised Funds

What is a Donor-Advised Fund? Donor-advised funds are charitable investment accounts that can be opened at many of the major brokerage firms, such as Charles Schwab and Fidelity, or at a local community foundation. Two of the biggest advantages of donor-advised funds is the flexibility they offer to donors and their tax advantages. Individuals with

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
August 11, 2021
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Charitable Trusts for Estate Planning

Charitable gifting can be accomplished in many ways. Charitable donations, Qualified Charitable Distributions, and contributing to a donor-advised fund are all ways that individuals can gift to charities and receive some income tax deductions. Charitable giving can also be an effective estate planning strategy. For individuals with large estates, charitable remainder trusts or charitable lead

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
April 27, 2021