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Thursday January 29, 2015

Advisor Resources
Advisor Resources
We have a complete tax update service for CPAs, attorneys, CLUs, CFPs, ChFCs, trust officers and other professional friends. The GiftLaw services are made available to all advisors as a free service. We are available to assist in helping you provide clients with clear and understandable gift illustrations.
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Washington News
White House Tax Proposals
In the State of the Union Address on January 20, President Obama outlined several White House proposed tax reforms for 2015. The general plan includes several tax increases on upper-income persons and financial corporations. These will be combined with middle-income tax reductions. Proposed Tax Increases 1. Capital Gains Tax – The current top 20% rate for upper-income persons would be increased to 28%. Because the 3.8% Medicare tax also applies to capital gains, the current top 23.8% rate would be increased to 31.8%. Many states also tax capital gains. In some states, the proposed combined capital gains rate could be 35% to 38%. 2. Estate Appreciated Property – Under existing law, appreciated property owned by an estate generally is not subject to tax at death....
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GiftLaw Pro
Charitable Tax Reference
GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website...
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Deduction Calculator
Deduction Calculator
The GiftLaw Calculator is a planned gifts calculator for professionals that follows the IRS format. Click here to access and run charitable deduction calculations for your favorite gift plan...
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Case of the Week
Karl Hendricks was a man with the golden touch. Throughout his life, it seemed every investment idea he touched turned to gold. By far, Karl was most successful with real estate investments. It was...
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Private Letter Ruling
ORG is an educational institution under Sec. 501(c)(3). ORG implemented Program A, an online educational program. ORG developed Software X to run and track Program A. ORG formed B, a for-profit...
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Article of the Month
With the start of the New Year, it is an excellent time for gift planners, advisors and donors to consider tax planning opportunities for 2015. There now have been two full tax years under the...
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