There are various planning opportunities for nonstandard donations and potentially unintended consequences if the donation is not made following the rules governing the specific area of tax.
Allowable charitable contribution deductions and control over donated funds are key factors for taxpayers to weigh when considering alternatives to private foundations.
The Tax Court held that the IRS had properly taken into account events that occurred after the decedent’s death in determining the value of property for purposes of an estate’s charitable deduction.
Coordinating Charitable Trusts and Private Foundations for the Business Owner: Complying With UBIT and Self-Dealing Rules
This item details some charitable giving options for owners of closely held businesses, the applicable unrelated business income and self-dealing rules, and best practices for taxpayers who have these charitable desires and restrictions.
The methods for calculating a charitable remainder annnuity trust and a charitable remainder unitrust are different because the CRUT income stream fluctuates with changes in the value of the trust property. The technicalities involved in determining the value of the income stream or the remainder interest are much more complex for a CRUT.
The author reviews the gross income requirement for charitable deductions taken by trusts.
The Eighth Circuit held that a partial disclaimer of an interest in an estate was valid and that the estate was entitled to a charitable deduction for the portion of the disclaimed amount that was given to a charitable foundation.
The Seventh Circuit has held that the doctrine of substantial compliance would not allow a trust to take a charitable deduction where the trustee had intended, but failed, to reform the trust as a charitable remainder unitrust.