Charitable Deductions

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Consider These Tips in Maximizing Your Charitable Tax Deduction

As you gather your tax materials and prepare to file your 2013 tax returns, you may wish to consider whether you have incurred out-of-pocket expenses while serving as a volunteer on behalf of a charitable organization. If so,...more

Business Viewpoint: Can a small business deduct charitable contributions?

During this season of giving, charitable contributions can make a significant difference to those in need. While charitable giving is to be applauded and encouraged, a business owner should take care to understand how to...more

Complying (or Deviating) from Donor Intent: Recent Developments for Nonprofits

In This Presentation: - Common Gift Restrictions - Some Basic Concerns - Recent Donor Intent Cases - Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) - Lessons...more

Volunteerism, Charity And Tax Breaks

This past weekend there was a great 60 Minutes segment on Microsoft founder Bill Gates....more

Tax Reform Options for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Senate Finance Committee issues tax reform paper setting forth challenges, goals, and possible measures affecting tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving....more

Religious Institutions Update: May 2013

Intellectual property is a legal construct referring to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Common types include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress and,...more

Recent Developments and Trends for Exempt Organizations

2012 was a busy year for the IRS with respect to tax-exempt organizations and 2013 promises more of the same. While the effects of the budget sequester on the IRS regulation writers and auditors is uncertain, we anticipate...more

Are Charitable Deductions Dead?

In talking with a number of tax professionals, there seems to be a lack of consensus about how much the new law will actually reduce charitable deductions and other itemized deductions like those for state income tax, real...more

Tax Season Alert: The IRS May Attempt to Disallow Your Charitable Deductions

As you compile your tax material for the preparation of your 2012 income tax returns, now is the perfect time to examine your files to ensure you have all required records to support your charitable contributions,...more

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2013: Should you donate life insurance to charity?

Donating life insurance to a favorite charity is an excellent opportunity to make a larger donation than may otherwise be affordable. This article shows why this is so and discusses the most tax-effective way to donate life...more

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