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Monday March 27, 2017

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. >>
Phone Scams, IRAs and Tax Extensions
Washington News
The IRS published multiple reminder letters this week. In IR-2017-64 the Service warned tax preparers to watch for phishing emails claiming to be from clients. The latest tactic is for a scammer to send an email to tax preparers with a "last minute" request to change the refund destination. The change may be a direction for the IRS to send the refund to a prepaid debit card. If a tax preparer receives a "last minute" request, he or she should verbally reconfirm the new address or card with the taxpayer. In IR-2017-63 the Service reminded taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2016 to take their first required minimum distribution (RMD). The initial distribution must be taken by April 1,... >>
Charitable Tax Reference
GiftLaw Pro
GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website... >>
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... >>
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.... >>
Private Letter Ruling
Charity is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Sec. 501(c)(3). Charity was formed to preserve and maintain a historic church and prairie on land that is currently owned by a cemetery... >>
Article of the Month
Under Sec. 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organizations must operate primarily for exempt purposes. Sec. 1.501(c)(3)-1(c)(1). This standard is known as the operational test and is designed to ensure that... >>
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