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Recent Commentary

IRS Updates Applicable Federal Rates for August 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The IRS has announced the Applicable Federal Rates for August 2018, including the Section 7520 rate of 3.4%.

Maintaining Full Value of Securities' Net Unrealized Appreciation

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Donor places company stock from a qualified profit sharing plan into a CRT to defer gain, obtain a tax deduction, receive a lifetime cash flow, and create a legacy to support charity.

Philanthropy is a Learned Behavior: What Can Gift Planners do to Enhance the Learning?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

How can fundraisers and advisors help their donors and clients to first understand, and then consider, charitable gift options? To be open to exploring giving plans that can work for them in their unique life stage and circumstances? This article helps gift planners and advisors broaden how they present giving options, in terms of both charitable and tax planning benefits. It describes various constituencies and an understandable, useable approach to gift planning education that can help us move the donor/client learning curve along.

Six Ways to Use CRTs with Small Business Owners

Thursday, October 11, 2007

According to IRS statistics, small businesses represent nearly one-third of the value of affluent decedents' estates. CRT planning for small business owners is a critical capability for any gift planning shop. This article describes several CRT options that benefit the small business owner by increasing lifetime cash flow, increasing cash flow and business control to the next generation, increasing employee benefits, and increasing charitable gifts.