charitable contribution


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charitable contribution

n. in taxation, a contribution to an organization which is officially created for charitable, religious, educational, scientific, artistic, literary, or other good works. Such contributions are deductible from gross income, and thus lower the taxes paid. (See: charitable remainder trust, charity)

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The tax bill increases the charitable contribution deduction limit to 60 percent of ones adjusted gross income, up from the current 50 percent, but that isnt likely to affect many people, experts say.
Evelyn's estate, of which Eugene was the executor, and the IRS disputed the amount of the charitable contribution for the transfer to the foundation.
announced today it has again adopted a Shareholder Designated Charitable Contribution program for all registered Class A and Class B shareholders.
A recent Tax Court memorandum decision dramatically demonstrates two important points about charitable contributions: 1) the charitable contribution deduction rules are highly complicated and full of traps for the unwary, and 2) the IRS strictly interprets and applies those rules, especially with respect to significant noncash charitable donations.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 23, 2013-GAMCO announces extension of record date for Shareholder Designated Charitable Contribution programme
8 billion in potentially erroneous non-cash charitable contribution deductions in tax year 2010.
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And, how about offering customers an opportunity to open an 18-month CD (with either floating or fixed-rate option) in return for directing the bank's charitable contribution the way the customer wants?
This would result in income and a charitable contribution as an itemized deduction.
In the end, the donor receives a charitable contribution for income tax purposes in the year of the asset transfer, the charitable contribution is exempt from gift tax and the value of the charitable component now has been transferred out of the donor's estate for estate tax purposes.
But Michael Sklar said tuition to Hebrew day schools includes a charitable contribution of about 55 percent.
The Charitable Contribution for Non-itemizers will bring greater equity to the tax system by giving a tax break to the many low- and middle-income people who currently give and will provide reinforcement and incentive for them to keep giving.