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Aug 24, 2015

Charitable IRA and Over 50 Other Expired Laws

SFC votes to extend for 2015 and 2016....More
Jul 20, 2015

Baseball—The Great American Past-And-Tax Time

A-Rod’s 3000th hit brings into play income, gift and charitable deduction issues....More
Jun 23, 2015

Paying Charity For Lunch With Warren Buffett — Charitable Deduction?

Conrad Teitell discusses some of the nuances in charitable deductions....More
May 22, 2015

The Law of Charitable Pledges

Conrad Teitell offers a comprehensive guide to the laws governing charitable pledges....More
Apr 27, 2015

A Seemingly Impossible Charitable Gift Situation

Conrad Teitell offers some tips on how to handle a potentially sticky gifting situation....More
Mar 30, 2015

Charitable Gifts: Tax Reform?

Conrad Teitell discusses the behavioral and economic consequences of tax-law changes as predicted by static and dynamic scoring methods, respectively....More
Feb 23, 2015

IRS Won’t Rule List — Updated

Conrad Teitell highlights the updates to this year's IRS "Won't Rule" list....More
Jan 26, 2015

Multiple Items Contributed—Deduction Limited To Basis

Conrad Teitell discusses the rules for gifts of long-term appreciated tangible personal property to public charities....More
Dec 29, 2014

Substantiating Charitable Gifts—Specimen Letter To Client-Donors1

Now is a good time to tell your clients how to substantiate their charitable gifts on their 2014 federal income tax returns—due by April 15, 2015....More
Nov 24, 2014

Charitable Gifts: Date of Delivery Rules

A charitable gift is considered made on the "date of delivery." Conrad Teitell explains that term, which is more complicated than it seems....More
Oct 27, 2014

Thanking Volunteers: Specimen Letter

Conrad Teitell offers a sample letter to inform your clients who volunteer for charities of the various tax breaks available to them....More
Aug 25, 2014

Beauty Pageant: Exemption Revoked and Scholarships Taxable

While beauty may be in the eye of the judges, a beauty pageant’s qualification as an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) charity is in the eye of....More
Jul 28, 2014

America Gives More Act of 2014 (H.R. 4719)

Conrad Teitell offers a primer on the America Gives More Act of 2014....More
Jun 30, 2014

Sham and Lack of Economic Substance Doctrines

Conrad Teitell discusses the sham and lack of economic substance doctrines and whether they're applicable when determining qualification for a....More
May 27, 2014

Charitable Gifts of 'Virtual Currency' (Bitcoins)

Conrad Teitell offers some guidance in a swiftly developing area of the law....More
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