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Jim Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Sharpe Group, Announces New Team Members

Posted October 1st, 2015

Sharpe Group recently announced the arrival of new team members Jana McAlpin, a Consulting Associate, and Marketing Associate Melissa Paul. Jana McAlpin is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Business Administration in Marketing. Before joining Sharpe Group, Jana served on the National Direct Marketing Acquisition Team for ALSAC/St. Jude and …Read More

Market Volatility May Spark Year-End Giving

Posted October 1st, 2015

Recent stock market volatility and economic concerns have been all over the news. On August 24, the Dow Jones Industrial average opened with a 1,089-point plunge. Throughout the day, levels rose and fell again, ending with a 13.3 percent fall from the Dow’s historic high. While the markets have stabilized in recent months, many investors …Read More

Taxing Matters: Token Donor Gifts

Posted October 1st, 2015

It is a well-established IRS rule that donors must reduce any charitable itemized deduction if they receive goods or services in exchange for a gift. For example, if Henry decides to go to a charity’s gala ball and write the charity a check for $250, he can expect to receive a written acknowledgment from the …Read More

Treat or Trick? Presidential Candidates Weigh in on Charitable Deductions

Posted October 1st, 2015

In recent weeks presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush have released proposals outlining how they would modify federal income tax code provisions governing charitable giving. The Clinton plan Hillary Clinton has opted to pursue the strategy consistently advocated by the current administration. Under this approach the charitable deduction, along with other itemized deductions, would …Read More

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