February 2020

charitable giving and tax benefits

Maximizing the Tax Benefits of Charitable Giving

Recent changes in income tax laws have made it even more important for you to be strategic with your charitable giving during the year so that you can maximize tax benefits while supporting your favorite charities. As you contemplate gifts to your favorite charities in 2020, keep in mind that strategizing early in the year may allow you to take advantage of several methods for maximizing your tax savings. Here are a few tax-wise methods for charitable giving that you may be able to take advantage of depending on your financial circumstances.

You may be able to realize significant tax savings by “bunching” several years of charitable contributions in one year rather than spreading those contributions out over multiple years. Talk to your Financial Advisor if you plan to donate to charities every year so that you can determine if bunching your charitable donations will generate meaningful tax savings.

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