Charitable giving truly is the gift that keeps on giving. In addition to the positive feelings you get from giving to a needy charity, a charitable gift can reduce your taxes. In this article I’ll show you how planned giving, which takes into account how your income (and therefore tax brackets) change over time, can[Learn more…]
If you make, or are planning to make, a charitable gift, and you have a brokerage account with appreciated securities, you might be better off donating those securities directly to your charity than making a cash gift of the same amount. In this article, I’ll describe how a charitable gift reduces taxable income. Then I’ll[Learn more…]
Along with the “Fiscal Cliff” (which I wrote about very recently) come two potential capital gains tax increases, of different sizes, and with different degrees of uncertainty. Given that we have at least some warning, is there anything you can do to minimize their impact on you? The short answer follows immediately: If you expect[Learn more…]
Whether your taxes are simple or complex, it might be wise to hire an accountant to do your taxes and get the most out of your money.