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New Tax Laws Features New Rules for Charitable Gifts

Posted November 1st, 2004

On October 22, President Bush signed the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Included as part of that legislation were a number of changes in federal tax laws that may have an impact on the fund-raising efforts of some nonprofits. The changes were intended to raise revenue by limiting charitable deductions for certain types of …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted November 1st, 2004

Once again the charitable sector is aggressively lobbying for the passage of the CARE Act or other stand-alone legislation that would simplify and encourage gifts from individual retirement accounts (IRAs). This month’s “Planning Matters” is devoted to some common questions about gifts from retirement plans, including when charitable gifts from these assets can make sense …Read More

Beyond Cash Gifts – How Seniors Hold Assets

Posted November 1st, 2004

While gifts of cash are the largest source of charitable gifts, experienced fundraisers have long known that larger gifts are much more likely to come in the form of assets other than cash—most often gifts of marketable securities. For example, the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) reported that the average stock gift to higher …Read More

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