Giving items in-kind
Whether you are simply cleaning out a loved one’s house, your own closet or planning for an item of interest to you but not your loved ones, you have several options available.
Donating a vehicle to charity
Estate planning for your wine cellar
Handling a woodworker’s tools and equipment after death
What to do with unwanted household items
Giving from retirement assets
The IRS allows taxpayers to donate required IRA distributions to charity during their lifetime as well as to designate a charity as the beneficiary of the balance in an IRA upon the IRA owner’s death.
Giving your required IRA distributions to charity
Giving through an estate plan
For generations, charities have benefited under the terms of estate plans. Some give an outright donation. Some establish a trust for the charity’s benefit.
Specific bequest in a will or trust
Charitable trust option for concentrated equity positions
Valuation of interests in early termination of CRUT
Giving through funds and foundations
Charitable giving of vehicles can be an important financial tool for gift, estate and income tax planning.
Donor advised funds and private foundations
Whether the decision to make a donation to a charity is out of the goodness of one’s heart or motivated by tax deduction, the donation must meet the IRS regulations to qualify for tax deduction purposes.
Deducting your charitable donations
Substantiating and reporting charitable contributions
Deducting charity-related travel expenses