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Which Charitable Gifts Give the Best Tax “Bang for the Buck”?

by Anne Bucciarelli
Donors often seek advice on the best ways to support their favorite charities. Many resort to giving cash, but often that’s not the most optimal gift. Donors over the age of 70½ have even more options—they can make a direct gift of either cash or another asset, or roll over a charitable IRA.* While both are relatively straightforward to implement, there are several factors that may make one of them more tax beneficial.

Philanthropy, Tax Management, Wealth Planning

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