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Mar 25, 2013

Artworks - Valuation of Fractional Interests

Conrad Teitell discusses the valuation of fractional interests in art and tackles the question of whether the IRS is bound by its own pronouncements....More
Feb 22, 2013

IRA/Charitable Rollovers - How to Report the "Election"

Conrad Teitell lays out the proper steps for reporting your IRA/charitable rollover election....More
Jan 11, 2013

Charitable/IRA Tax-Free Distributions Redux ... American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Conrad Teitell has some important, time-sensitive advice for those interested in making qualified charitable or IRA distributions in 2013....More
Dec 27, 2012

CRTs, PIFS, CLTs & CGAs—Proposed Regulations on 3.8 Percent Medicare Tax

Conrad Teitell explores the proposed regulations regarding the 3.8 percent medicare tax and discusses how they may impact philanthropic vehicles....More
Nov 26, 2012

Substantiating Charitable Gifts - Specimen Letter to Donor-Clients

Conrad Teitell offers some advice and a sample letter for donor-clients looking to substantiate their charitable gifts....More
Oct 30, 2012

Charitable Gifts: Date of Delivery Rules

Conrad Teitell sheds some light on the potentially confusing date of delivery rules for charitable gifts....More
Sep 21, 2012

Charitable Contributions - Gift Tax Reporting Essentials II

Conrad Teitell continues his primer on gift tax essentials....More
Aug 24, 2012

Charitable Contributions - Gift Tax Reporting Essentials

Conrad Teitell gives you an outline of the gift-tax implications of charitable gifts....More
Jul 27, 2012

Volunteer's Expenses1

Conrad Teitell discusses the vagaries of the IRS' treatment of volunteer's unreimbursed expenses....More
Jun 21, 2012

Estate Planning Ain't Just Tax Planning

With all of the uncertainty swirling around the future tax environment, Conrad Teitell urges planners to concentrate on the estate planning essentials....More
Jun 05, 2012

Charitable Lead Trusts: Jackie O, Recent Final Regulations and an Interesting Letter Ruling

Jackie O left it all to charity... Or did she? Conrad Teitell fills you in....More
Apr 30, 2012

Conservation Easements, General Patton and the IRS

Conrad Teitell provides an insider's view of conservation easements....More
Mar 26, 2012

Washington Legislative Climate for Charitable and Estate Planning

Conrad Teitell has his finger on the pulse in Washington. Now you can too....More
Feb 26, 2012

Making Charitable Gifts By Saying “No”

Conrad Teitell shows you when "No" can really mean "yes"....More
Jan 30, 2012

Charitable Remainder Trusts: Getting it Right

When it comes to charitable remainder trusts, Conrad Teitell recommends that you measure twice and cut once....More

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