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Charitably Giving with Intention – An Introspective – Part 1 – QCD’s

Last spring I became relatively involved with St. Peter’s Stewardship Committee out here in Greenwood Village, Colorado.  With membership ranks and pledged donations struggling, my wife and I developed a plan to drill down into several aspects of charitable giving

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Posted in QCD, Qualified Charitable Distribution, Required Minimum Distribution, RMD

Tax-Free Transfers to Charity in January 2013 Can Still Count for 2012 For IRA Owners 70½ or Older

Act now! According to the IRS IRA owners age 70½ or older have until Thursday, Jan. 31 2013 to make a direct transfer, or alternatively, if they received IRA distributions during December 2012, to contribute, in cash, part or all

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Posted in IRA, Retirement, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Relief

IRS Publication 526 – Charitable Contributions

This post is a brief review of IRS Publication 526. Basically if your goal is a legitimate tax deduction, then you must be giving to a qualified organization. Don't get duped.  You cannot deduct contributions made to specific individuals, political

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Is My Charity Legitimate with the IRS

Now is a GREAT TIME OF YEAR TO MAKE A CHARITABLE DONATION if you are so fortunate. When you make a donation to a charity you may be able to take a deduction for it on your tax return as

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Trusts and Charitable Contributions CCA 20104202

Under IRC §170(c)(2)(A) generally speaking when a trust uses its income to buy an asset and in a later year gives that asset to a charity it is allowed a charitable deduction. Chief Counsel Advice 20104202 stipulates however that if the deduction was

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Deductibility of Charitable Contributions – IRS Form 8283

Regardless of the amount, to deduct a contribution of cash, check, or other monetary gift, you must maintain a bank record, payroll deduction records or a written communication from the organization containing the name of the organization, the date of

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Charitable Donations – Tax Tips

Charitable contributions must be made to qualified organizations to be deductible. You can ask any organization whether it is a qualified organization and most will be able to tell you. Charitable contributions are deductible only if you itemize deductions using

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Tax Exemption Questioned for Christian Congressional Man Cave

New York Times editorial, Render Unto C Street: It is not unusual for members of Congress to arrange group rentals in Washington to share housing costs and, for some, underline their continuing “outsider” status. What is highly unusual, and unjustifiable,

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Posted in Abusive Tax Shelter, Charitable Contribution, Tax Fraud, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Problems & Requests

Tips for Year End Donations

WASHINGTON — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years. Some of these changes include the following: Special Charitable Contributions for Certain IRA Owners This

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