Category Archives: Charitable Giving

IRS Deductions for State and Local Taxes and Charitable Donations: Recent Guidance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) advised taxpayers this month to exercise care in claiming tax deductions for (1) state and local taxes, and (2) charitable donations.  The guidance applies to 2018 and future tax years.

Donor-Advised Funds: IRS Proposes Rule Changes

Donor-Advised Funds: IRS Proposes Rule Changes

A Review of IRS Notice 2017-73[1]

By Attorney Morris N. Robinson, CPA, LLM

January 5, 2018

Background IRS Notice 2017-73 (the “Notice”) provides advance notice of U.S. Treasury and IRS’ proposed rule changes for Donor-Advised Funds (“DAF’s”).[2] ...

Building Wealth through Real Estate: Financial and Tax Policies of the United States Government That Can Lead To Significant Wealth through Real Estate Ownership

Financial and tax policies of the United States government can help Americans achieve significant wealth through real estate ownership. These policies tend to favor taxpayers who, like the Trump family, are willing to commit to "the long game”, where the full benefits of real estate ownership accrue over decades and ...

Fair Warning: Artwork, Private Foundations, and Self-Dealing

The weekend has ended and Art Basel - Miami 2016 has concluded. To many U.S. taxpayers, it’s just another Monday, but to serious collectors who attended this vibrant art fair focused on contemporary paintings and sculptures, this was a major event. Now faced with anticipated shipments and bills, those who ...

The IRS’ Proposed Regulations to Provide a Substitute to the “Contemporaneous Written Acknowledgment” Requirement: A Data Security and Identity Theft Fiasco in the Making

I would like to acknowledge my colleague, Attorney Patricia Weisgerber, LL.M., who co-authored this blog article with me. If you are a donor who makes a charitable gift of $250 or more, you need to obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgment” (CWA) letter from the recipient charitable organization to substantiate ...