Gift Planning Tips
Charitable Bequests and IRD
Certain assets such as IRAs, annuity contracts, final paychecks, U.S. savings bonds and remaining payments under an installment sales contract constitute items of income in respect of a decedent [Code §691] . . . more
ABLE Accounts Coming to a State Near You
Four states — Florida, Nebraska, Ohio and Tennessee — are now offering ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) 529 plans, with more plans expected to launch in the coming months . . . more
Is Borrowing an Option?
What if a charitable remainder trust has no cash to make the required annuity or unitrust payments? . . . more
What Is a Qualified Charity? It Depends
A qualified charity for purposes of the income tax charitable deduction is a gift to a state, a possession of the U.S . . . more
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IT’S WHAT THE TESTATOR WOULD HAVE WANTED
Court reverts to earlier will not tainted by undue influence.
AS-APPLIED, DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Organization need not provide donor names to solicit funds in state.
CHURCH’S INTEREST WAS VESTED
Decedent didn’t restrict bequest to specific charitable purpose.
DECEDENT KNEW BUT DIDN’T CARE
Apportionment method chosen by decedent resulted in added tax, reduced charitable remainder.
COURT APPROVES WIDER INVESTMENT OPTIONS
Equitable deviation applied to achieve testator’s goal.
A DIME ISN’T ALWAYS WORTH 10 CENTS
Appraisal requirements may apply to “cash.”
July 2016 Archive
• Defective, on Purpose
• Save by Giving
• A Deduction for "Doing Nothing"
• Giving Authority to Give
June 2016 Archive
• Escaping Tax on Excess Life Insurance
• ESOP’s Charitable Fables
• Leading Donors to Bigger Deductions
• How Long Can Trusts Last?
May 2016 Archive
• For What It's Worth
• These Gifts Require Special Attention
• Borrowing to Make a Charitable Gift
• Love and Charitable Remainder Trusts
April 2016 Archive
• Cash (Saving) Crops
• Life Expectancies and Actuarial Values
• Controlling IRA Distributions from Beyond the Grave
• Charitable Solution to Excess Earnings
March 2016 Archive
• Raining on the Grandchildren
• Deferred Charitable Gift Annuities without the Worry
• Real Opportunities in Real Estate Gifts
• Charitable Remainder Trusts to Encourage Good Behavior?
February 2016 Archive
• Plan Early for IRA Rollover Gifts
• When to Choose a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
• Advantages of Giving Closely Held Stock
• Charitable Gifts that Thrive on Low Interest Rates
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