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Monday April 23, 2018

Advisor Resources
Advisor Resources
We have a complete tax update service for CPAs, attorneys, CLUs, CFPs, ChFCs, trust officers and other professional friends. The GiftLaw services are made available to all advisors as a free service. We are available to assist in helping you provide clients with clear and understandable gift illustrations.
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April 19 is Tax Freedom Day
Washington News
Each year the nonpartisan Tax Foundation announces the date of Tax Freedom Day. Tax Freedom Day represents the day when taxpayers have earned enough to satisfy the nation's tax bill for the year. In 2018, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 19. This is 109 days into the 365 day year. Tax Freedom Day is determined by a simple division of all federal state and local taxes by the nation's income. The government revenue is from individual, corporate, property, sales and excise taxes. The total amount of federal tax that Americans will pay this year is $3.4 trillion. State and local taxes will total $1.8 trillion. The combined total is $5.2 trillion, which is 30% of national income. Federal taxes this year are $0.1 trillion lower due in part to passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. State and local taxes are up $0.2 trillion due to tax increases. The $5.2 trillion in taxes that Americans will...
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Charitable Tax Reference
GiftLaw Pro
GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website...
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Deduction Calculator
Deduction Calculator
The GiftLaw Calculator is a planned gifts calculator for professionals that follows the IRS format. Click here to access and run charitable deduction calculations for your favorite gift plan...
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Case of the Week
Karl Hendricks was a man with the golden touch. Throughout his life, it seemed every investment idea that he touched turned to gold. By far, Karl was most successful with real estate investments....
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Private Letter Ruling
A private foundation ("Foundation") requested advance approval of its scholarship award program. Foundation, a tax-exempt organization, plans to operate a merit-based scholarship program to promote...
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Article of the Month
Many clients seek guidance from professional advisors regarding retirement, investments, tax planning and charitable giving. These clients are often concerned with maintaining their standard of living...
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