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  • February 11
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Charitable Tricks and How to Avoid Tax Traps When Donating

February 11

Fully understand the rules and guidelines you should know when donating to a charitable organization.

Many financial and estate planning clients are charitably motivated, and the tax laws in the United States are structured to incentivize charitable contributions through charitable deductions for income, estate, and gift tax. Yet, the rules relating to charitable deductions are some of the most complicated provisions in the Internal Revenue Code. Few professionals in this arena fully appreciate the significant restrictions on donating to charitable organizations. If a charitable donation is structured incorrectly, a taxpayer may not only be denied an income tax deduction but may be required to pay gift tax on the amount contributed. Moreover, in a number of situations, the taxpayer could be exposed to a 200% excise tax on transactions involving private foundations, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts. Recently, the tax benefit from a perfect charitable donation has been diminished on account of the high standard deductions which individual taxpayers may enjoy. For that and other reasons, donations made by a nongrantor trust may be preferable to contributions by individuals, yet most clients are not advised to take advantage of that structure. This topic will go through some fundamentals and fine points of charitable giving. It is certain you will learn new techniques intended to maximize the benefits of charitable contributions. You will also take away some key tips to prevent you and your clients from suffering the consequences of incorrectly structured or reported donations. This information will have an important impact on your practice, and help you to further the charitable goals of your clients.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe to your clients how a charitable remainder trust can save income tax dollars and enhance their wealth, while also fulfilling their charitable goals.
  • You will be able to discuss why funding a charitable lead trust with life insurance may be a tax disaster.
  • You will be able to identify potential pitfalls in charitable planning, including likely areas of self-dealing which can result in 200% taxes.
  • You will be able to recognize when a charitable lead trust should be a grantor trust.

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Agenda

The Charitable Deduction
  • Income Tax Deduction
  • Gift and Estate Tax Deduction
  • Limitations
Qualifying for the Charitable Deduction
  • What Is a Qualified Organization?
  • Donations of Property Other Than Cash
  • Transfers of Less Than an Entire Interest
Special Considerations for Estates and Trusts
  • Distributions Qualifying for the Income Tax Deduction
  • Timing of Distributions
  • Split-Interest Trusts (Charitable Remainder and Charitable Lead Trusts)
Planning for the Charitably Motivated Client
  • What Is the Best Property to Transfer?
  • Avoiding Potential Pitfalls
    • Reporting
    • Transfer Tax
    • SelfDealing
  • Trust Planning: Contributions to and Distributions From Trusts
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  • CFP 1.5
     
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  • MO CLE 1.8
     
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  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
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  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
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  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
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  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • VA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • CPE 1.8 including Taxes 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Taxes for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of estate planning. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a registered provider for CPA CPE through the State Education Department of New York, Sponsor number: 000640. The following course will carry the subject area of Taxation for 1.5 hours.
     

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This live webinar is designed for attorneys, estate planners, accountants, presidents, vice presidents, CFOs, finance directors, business owners and managers, tax managers and financial planners.

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Faculty

Jonathan G. Blattmachr

Jonathan G. Blattmachr

InterActive Legal

  • Principal at InterActive Legal
  • More than 35 years of experience in trusts and estates law
  • Former partner in Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in New York
  • Licensed to practice law in New York, California, and Alaska
  • Wrote or co-wrote eight books and more than 500 articles on estate planning topics
  • Writes and lectures extensively on estate and income tax planning, as well as charitable giving
  • Editor of Wealth Transfer Planning and founder of InterActive Legal - www.interactivelegal.com
Vanessa L. Kanaga

Vanessa L. Kanaga

InterActive Legal

  • President and director of content development at InterActive Legal
  • Former associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP and Moses & Singer LLP in New York, and Hinkle Law Firm LLC in Wichita, KS
  • Licensed in New York and Kansas
  • J.D. degree, Cornell Law School; B.A. degree, Wichita State University; Advanced professional certificate from NYU School of Law
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 407042
Published 2020
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