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Friday April 3, 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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CARES Act - Checks to Individuals
Washington News
On March 27, 2020, the House and Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under this massive bill, there will be $1,200 direct payments to individuals. Qualified dependents increase the payments to families by $500 per qualifying child. There are multiple rules on the direct payments to individuals. The payments by the IRS will generally be based upon your 2018 or 2019 income tax returns. Joint Return – A married couple will receive a payment of $2,400. Children – Each dependent child qualifies for a $500 amount. There are no limits to the number of dependent children. The definition of a dependent follows the IRS guideline that you must provide one half of the support and the child must live with you for one half of the year. Adopted and foster children also qualify. Limits on Individuals or Married Couples – The $1,200 check to...
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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
Bill Russell grew up on the Great Plains. During his youth, he was a rodeo bull rider and gained fame as “Wild Bill” for his daring exploits. But Wild Bill was an artist at heart and soon...
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Private Letter Ruling
Trust files its federal income tax return on a calendar year basis. Trustee of Trust made a distribution from Trust within the first sixty-five days of Year 2. Trustee intended to make an election to...
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Article of the Month
On March 27, 2020, Congress and the President enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, H. R. 748). The $2 trillion CARES Act provides massive relief for individuals,...
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