The Tax Court held that taxpayers were not entitled to a charitable deduction for conveying a land preservation easement on their farm to a county to secure the county's permission to sell development rights related to the property to a third party.
A recent First Circuit decision will affect how the tax benefits of certain façade easements are litigated in the First Circuit and may result in appeals of some of the Tax Court’s recent easement holdings.
The amount of charitable contributions an individual can deduct in any one tax year is limited depending on the types of organizations to which the contributions were made, the kinds of property contributed, and the amount or value of the donated property.
There are various types of PTO donation and leave-sharing programs, not all of which are disaster-related. The tax treatment to the donating employee differs based on the type of program.
Earlier this year, the Tax Court highlighted how an apparently slight oversight in documentation can upend the interdependent relationship between donee and donor.
In response to the extraordinary damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and the extreme need for relief, the IRS has released guidance for employers who are considering adopting leave-based donation programs to aid the storm’s victims.
The IRS explained that contributions to disregarded SMLLCs wholly owned and controlled by a U.S. charity will be treated as if made directly to the U.S. charity.
The Tax Court held that taxpayers who gave a local fire department the right to burn down a house on property they had recently purchased were not entitled to a charitable deduction donation for the value of the house.
The Tax Court held that a taxpayer was not entitled to a charitable deduction for a contribution of a conservation easement on land subject to a mortgage because the mortgagee’s rights in the land had not been subordinated to the rights of the charitable organization that received the easement.
The IRS should revise the instructions for Form 8283 to more clearly explain when it is required to be filed, given that the instructions state that failure to file the form can cause the deduction to be disallowed in its entirety.
The Ninth Circuit held that a taxpayer was entitled to a charitable deduction for gifts of LLC units to two charitable foundations that were transferred to the foundations when the IRS increased the value of the LLC units on audit.
The Tax Court allowed a taxpayer to take a charitable deduction for expenses she incurred while taking care of cats for a charitable organization dedicated to cat neutering and rescue because her expenses were incident to services provided to a charitable organization.
The Tax Court denied a taxpayer’s claim for a deduction for a contribution of stock to a charitable foundation that the foundation used to set up a family public charity account in which the taxpayer’s contribution was segregated for investment and future distribution at the taxpayer’s discretion.
Conservation easements are some of the most effective tools available to ensure permanent conservation of privately held land in the United States. This article discusses federal income tax benefits from the creation of conservation easements.
This appendix discusses various recent and landmark decisions affecting the law of conservation easements. It accompanies the article “The Changing Landscape of Conservation Easements.”
This item discusses the determination of the amount of the charitable deduction for the donation of a house to a fire department that intends to use the house for training exercises—including burning it to the ground.
In a letter ruling, the IRS addressed the common concept of credit card companies allowing their customers to request that their credit card rebates be donated to charity.
Tax incentives are available for contributions of inventory for the care of the ill, needy, or infants, but many taxpayers may be unaware of them. This item outlines the current rules for an increased deduction and analyzes events leading up to the current rules.
The Tax Court held that a conservation easement of air space over an historic structure that was donated by a taxpayer to a nonprofit organization did not meet the requirements to be considered a qualified conservation easement.
A taxpayer who has limited resources but wants to make a deductible charitable contribution has limited options. While a deduction is not allowed for the value of charitable volunteer work, unreimbursed expenses may be deductible.