Some thoughts about exercising wise stewardship.
Posts Tagged: charity
Have a Favorite Charity? Consider an Endowment
It is not easy for nonprofit organizations to secure new funding sources every year. When a regular donor passes away, the organization is often left with a desperate need to replace the funding. If you want to avoid this happening to your favorite charity, you can leave an endowment in your estate plan for a lot less money than you probably think.
‘TIS THE SEASON TO THINK ABOUT CHARITABLE GIFTS
Here are some things you should consider if you are charitably inclined this Holiday Season.
Doing Well and Doing Good with Charitable Remainder Trusts
By creating a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) and selling assets low basis assets through it, a donor can reap dramatically increased income, get a nice income tax deduction, and benefit a favorite charity. Not a bad way to recover from an IRS-induced April 15 headache.
Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover
An important piece of the new tax act is the extension of a great way to make charitable gifts through your IRA. The only catch is you have to be 70-1/2 or older to take advantage of it.
Let the IRS take a bath for a change
Estate taxes are completely optional for those who are motivated to avoid them. A special wrinkle in the law provides a rare opportunity to make gifts to charity and your loved ones without the IRS or Congress getting their hands on your assets after you are gone.