Laura H. Peebles

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).

Re-Turn! (With Apologies to The Byrds)
Laura H. Peebles brings her wit and humor to share a poem that she wrote in honor of April 15th.
An End . . . And a Beginning 
Laura H. Peebles says goodbye with a list of her life's philanthropic highlights
The Globalization of Giving
Laura H. Peebles shares some philanthropy lessons she learned during her Summer travels
How Not to Lose a Charitable Deduction 
Laura H. Peebles cautions against the all-too-common common dangers of defective paperwork
Donations of Alternative Investments
Laura H. Peebles analyzes the pitfalls of donating appreciated partnership interests
Charitable Contribution Tips From Tax Filing Season
Laura H. Peebles goes over some tax-filing lessons we learned this year
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
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