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The IRS has clarified that "required minimum distributions from an IRA taken by a taxpayer during 2010 cannot be rolled over to an IRA." This position prevents taxpayers who want to return RMDs they took from their IRAs during 2010 and then redirect them to...
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Billions of dollars of life insurance death benefits are owned by charities. This short article by Steve Zeiger, Israel Lustig and Dick Weber will explain a new technique that can dramatically reduce the cost of holding some of these policies. And for elderly donors...

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It's a well known fact that life insurance is one of the most efficient assets in creating an estate when it is needed. It is also common to such contracts to be owned by public charities. In this article, Peggy M. Hollander, Managing Partner of the Succession...

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A charitable remainder trust can allow business owners to transfer their business to heirs with minimum income and transfer tax exposure, ensure retirement income, and create a permanent legacy. In this article from Family Business Magazine, Barton J. Bradshaw, J.D...

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As reported by Tom Herman of the Wall Street Journal, Congress is moving closer to extending the life of a popular law that has encouraged many older investors to donate to charity from their Individual Retirement Accounts.
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3 Mar 2010 | Tangible Personal Property | National Publication | News story | 6 comments
The Smithsonian Institution in a two-sentence statement has declined accepting the suit worn by O.J. Simpson on the day he was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
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23 Feb 2010 | Retirement Plans | National Publication | News story | 1 comments
Writing for The Chronicle on Philanthropy, Holly Hall reports, "Fund raisers who solicit large gifts need to become knowledgeable about the charitable aspects of a law that allows people to covert their regular individual retirement accounts into Roth IRAs this...
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Writing for The Art Law Blog, New York attorney Donn Zaretsky analyzes S. 1605 and its implications for charitable contributions of fractional interests in tangible personal property.
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Development offices and non-profit organizations of all sizes and shapes are taking a closer look at real estate gifts and the transforming impact these gifts can have on their organization. The largely untapped potential of charitable real estate gifts is becoming...

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Planned Giving for the Affluent Homeowner

What happens after the kids have flown the coop and Mom and Dad are left with a large home and an even larger potential capital gains tax on sale? In this article, PGDC Editor-in-Chief Marc D. Hoffman reviews the capital gains tax rules that accompany sales of...

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9 Apr 2009 | Real Property | National Publication | Technical Report

Contributions of real property represent one of the most complicated yet rewarding opportunities in charitable gift planning. This discussion reviews various types of real property, how it is owned, income tax considerations regarding transfers to charity, factors...

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It just got more dangerous to use income in respect of a decedent for charitable bequests. In this article from the January 2009 issue of Trusts & Estates magazine, UMKC law professor Christopher Hoyt examines how a recent IRS Chief Counsel Memorandum and...
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11 Feb 2009 | Intangible Personal Property | National Publication | News story | 2 comments
Writing for the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting, Michael Corry has recommended that a safe harbor for the valuation, substantiation and reporting requirements for life insurance policies donated to charity be recognized in proposed regulations. Currently...
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When considering their charitable options, many donors overlook giving assets that can provide the greatest tax benefits. In this article from the Journal of Practical Estate Planning, Orange County, California attorney Joy Gibney Berus discusses several...

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3 Sep 2008 | Intangible Personal Property | National Publication | News story | 9 comments
Pension Protection Act forces appraisers of donated policies to reassess methods, qualifications
Gifts of life insurance policies to not-for-profit organizations can benefit both the organization and the donor, the latter in the form of an often sizeable income tax charitable deduction. However, under the...
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According to a new article by Barlow Mann of The Sharpe Group, organizations asking their older donors to simply include them in their will may be missing a tremendous opportunity: current gifts of publicly-traded securities and other non-cash assets.
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According to a study by New York University - Stern School of Business finance professor David L. Yermack, corporate CEOs may be taking advantage of inside information to maximize charitable deductions for company stock transferred to their own private foundations. In...
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1 Nov 2007 | Tangible Personal Property | National Publication | Article | 3 comments
Despite the old adage warning against discussing politics in polite company, we just couldn't resist the partisan throw-down that happened between Sen. Harry Reid and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh during the past few weeks that resulted in a $4,200,200 gift to...
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Can an IRA be used to help indirectly finance life insurance owned by a charity? In this article, Steve Leimberg reviews and comments on recently published Ltr. Rul. 200741016 in which the Service concluded the arrangement is not a prohibited investment in insurance...
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According to the National Committee on Planned Giving, the latest results collected from the NCPG IRA Gifts Survey have reached the $100 million mark. More precisely, the latest survey results show 5,814 individual distributions with a total value of more than $102...
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