Charitable gifting is about to change. As you may know, currently you can donate cash and receive preferential tax treatment. For every dollar you donate over $200 you would get a tax deduction of $0.437. In 2006, the benefits of donating stocks in-kind became substantial because if you donate the stock in-kind to a charity the capital gains of that stock become non-taxable to you but you still receive the full charitable tax deduction.
Projected to come into effect in 2017, the donation of Real Estate profits and profits from the sale of private companies will receive the same tax benefit that are currently available to public shares. This change could be a game changer for tax planning, strategic gifting and estate planning.
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