Tag Archives: charitable deduction

Charitable Contribution Planning: Good Measures to Protect Yourself Against a Charitable Deductions Audit

December is a big month in the U.S. for donations to charity. Americans open their hearts and wallets to charitable organizations who feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and educate our youth as well as to many other worthy causes. Philanthropy has been part an important part of the American ...

The 5% Solution: IRS Revenue Procedure 2016-42 Provides Relief for the Probability of Exhaustion Test

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts (CRATs) can be a very effective charitable planning tool. Choosing to fund a CRAT can remove assets from the estate of the donor, provide a reliable income stream for a family member and result in income and estate tax benefits through the charitable contribution deduction. To obtain these ...

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 ...