Laura H. Peebles

 

Laura H. Peebles, CPA, PFS is tax director at the national office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP (Washington, DC). Preceded by nine years with local firms in New Orleans and Ft. Collins, CO, she has extensive experience serving the financial, tax, and estate planning needs of high net worth individuals.

Ms. Peebles is a Special Consultant to BNA Tax Management Portfolio 844-2nd Estate Tax Credits and Computations, and author and speaker on numerous estate and charitable planning topics. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Elijah Watt Sells award) and has earned the AICPA's Personal Financial Specialist designation, with Highest Distinction. She is also a member of the Planned Giving Design Center Editorial Board. Ms. Peebles is a graduate of the University of New Orleans (B.S.-summa cum laude).

Articles by Laura H. Peebles
Don’t Forget the “Why” 
Laura H. Peebles stresses the importance of understanding a donor-client's motivations for giving
Giving Away the House 
Laura H. Peebles discusses the proper ways to donate a house
Charity Auctions: Prizes and Pitfalls 
Laura H. Peebles discusses the possible issues that accompany making a donation to a charity auction
The CRT Cycle 
In over three decades of working with individual donors, one correlation has appeared constant. The popularity of charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) seems to be correlated with the tax rate on capital gains.
The Art of Giving Art 
Laura H. Peebles discusses how to handle gifts of art
Charitable Lead Trusts: Old Tool, New Thoughts 
Laura H. Peebles offers a new look at an old favorite
Leaving a Business to a Private Foundation 
Laura H. Peebles highlights the pros and cons of bequeathing a business to a private foundation.
Conservation Easements: Not So Easy 
Laura H. Peebles discusses conservation easements and why they are such a frequent topic for the Tax Court
The Holiday Spirit—Some Practical Aspects 
Laura H. Peebles lays out some guidelines to be aware of before your client makes that large year-end gift
Three Good Reasons to Have a Corporate Foundation (And One Not to) 
Laura H. Peebles notes the pros (and one con) of corporate foundations
Please Read (and Follow) the Instructions 
Laura H. Peebles warns that many are losing their charitable deductions due to defective paperwork
Donations of Subchapter S Stock 
Laura H. Peebles, tax director in the Washington, D.C. office of Deloitte Tax LLP, notes the increase in purchases of closely held companies
Everyone Likes a Bargain ... a Bargain Sale, That Is 
In tax terms, a bargain sale is a sale to a charity for less than the fair market value (FMV) of the item being sold. These sales can be a real win-win:
Family Foundations Forever or Not 
When establishing a new private foundation, one of the toughest questions the founders should answer is, Who will run the foundation after we're gone?
Willing Buyer, Willing Seller, Willing Donor 
Given the current real estate market, some owners are feeling more charitably inclined than they used to be. The thought crossing their minds is something
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