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Monday September 28, 2020

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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IRS Highlights Tax Credits to Encourage Employment
Washington News
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the latest employment data in a news release on September 23, 2020. Unemployment in America rose from 4% in February 2020 to over 14% in April due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Since April, the unemployment trend has decreased. The rate in August 2020 declined to 8.4%. The number of nonfarm employees increased by 1.4 million in August. Many individuals changed from office to telework in March 2020. Over 24% of employed individuals teleworked during August. However, there were still 24 million individuals who were not working because their employer closed down or reduced staffing due to the pandemic. The August increase in employment is due in part to tax credits included in the CARES Act. On September 23, the IRS published a letter during Small Business Week to remind individuals and employers about the CARES Act employment credits. The Employee Retention Credit encourages businesses to keep employees...
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Charitable Tax Reference
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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. It...
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Private Letter Ruling
Foundation requests advance approval of its educational scholarship procedures under Sec. 4945(g). Foundation will provide scholarships for education at qualified institutions to high-achieving women...
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Article of the Month
In order to qualify as a charity under IRS Code Sec. 501(c)(3) and obtain or maintain tax-exempt status, a non-profit organization must serve a "charitable class." In the wake of natural and man-made...
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