Different Types of Charitable Giving
The end of the year is a great time for you to think about donating to charity. Donations not only aptly express the generosity associated with the holiday season, but they help worthy organizations and allow you to save on taxes by claiming a charitable deduction. While most people think of donating cash or financial […]
How Does a Charitable Trust Help with Estate Planning?
In general, the best reason to establish a charitable trust, is if you would like to create a long-standing form of charitable giving.
What Qualifies as a Qualified Charitable Distribution?
Qualified Charitable Distributions, which allow Individual Retirement Account holders in their 70s and older to divert some of their federally taxable required distributions to charity while reducing their federally taxable income, are back after a 2020 hiatus.
Can a Charity Be a Beneficiary of an Estate?
Ever since a group of philanthropists created the Giving Pledge in 2010, taxpayers have expressed greater interest in potential estate planning strategies that would allow them to leave a significant portion of their assets to charity upon their death.
How Does a Charitable Trust Work?
While direct giving has an immediate impact, some individuals may be considering charitable planning strategies that will have a larger and longer-lasting impact not only on charities, but on their own lives or that of their families.
Estate Battles Over Personal Property Distribution
Personal property is a unique category of asset. Even in the simplest after-death distribution, personal property can become a hindrance to final distribution. There are a couple of reasons why.