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Why use a charitable remainder trust?

As you plan how to distribute your assets in your estate plan, you may choose to set aside some of your estate for charity. While you can take money and give it directly to a charity, you may want to take advantage of tax benefits that a charitable remainder trust can...

How can I deduct my charitable giving on my taxes?

Charitable giving is woven into the fabric of American culture. Many people generously give to a variety of charities and philanthropic organizations. If you plan to donate to a charity and would like to take advantage of available tax benefits, you need to determine...

Is a special needs trust right for your family?

When you are considering your estate planning options, you may have a pretty good idea how you want to leave your assets to the next generation. If you have a disabled loved one, however, you might be wondering how you can show your care and support of that person...

Is the new tax law chilling charitable donations?

The hard, cold figures won’t be available until tax deadline day in April, but changes made by Republicans to the federal tax law will likely result in fewer donations to charities.Donations from individuals make up about 75 percent of all the donations received...