Charitable Gift Planning

50 Resources for Starting a Charity

Posted on: December 9th, 2009
This posting on has 50 links to other sites that provide information related to establishing and running a non-profit organization. ...

IRS Offers Tips for Year End Donations

Posted on: December 8th, 2009
From IR-2009-114 WASHINGTON — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years....

Tax Court: Gifts to your own Private Foundation are Deductible

Posted on: November 17th, 2009
This courtesy of Professor Chris Hoyt of the University of Missouri (Kansas City) School of Law: ...

Tired of Your CRT? Sell It!

Posted on: July 24th, 2009
If you set up a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) in the past but now wish you could get a lump sum back from the trust, it may be possible to sell your interest in the trust. ...

Assignment of IRA by Estate to Charity is Not a Transfer

Posted on: July 8th, 2009
These are the facts from a recent Private Letter Ruling from the IRS: The Decedent had a "pour-over" will requiring that his probate estate be added to his living trust. ...

Charitable Trusts – Save Taxes While Benefiting Charity

Posted on: May 1st, 2009
There are two primary types of charitable trusts – charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) and charitable lead trusts (CLTs). CRTs are far more common, and are generally funded with a minimum of about $100,000 worth of assets....
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