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    Thursday September 24, 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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    Charitable Tax Reference
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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 More
    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 More
    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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    Washington News
    On September 17, 2020, the IRS published IR–2020–214 and explained the state–by–state breakdown of approximately 8.8 million people who have not yet received an Economic Impact Payment. The IRS is mailing letters in English and Spanish to all of these individuals. It urges recipients to go to IRS.gov before October 15, 2020 and use the "Non–Filers: Enter Payment Info Here" tool to register for an Economic Impact Payment. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig stated, "The IRS continues to work hard to reach people eligible for these payments. These mailings are the latest step by the IRS to reach as many people as possible for these important payments. We are releasing this More
    Private Letter Ruling
    Lead Trust is a testamentary charitable lead unitrust. The income interest is distributed each year to a charitable organization and the remainder interest will benefit descendants of Decedent. More
    Giftlaw Newsletter
    Thank you for your interest in Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. We would like to send you our weekly e-newsletter. Many of our professionals find this very interesting and helpful. It features the latest news from Washington, tax law updates, PLRs, Case Studies and timely articles. You may receive it at no cost or obligation simply by entering your information below.
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  • Doris Walker
    Doris Walker
    Nature. Companionship. Service. Inspiration came in many forms for the late Doris Walker.
  • Francoise Kelz
    Francoise Kelz
    Francoise Kelz's Uncle Charlie was a waiter at the 21 Club, the famous New York City restaurant and lounge, for decades. With no children of his own, Charlie left Francoise his estate when he died.
  • Jim and Donna Neureuther
    Jim and Donna Neureuther
    One of the perks of small-town life is the tight-knit sense of community that manifests in gestures of kindness.
  • Janet Langlois
    Janet Langlois
    Janet Langlois was worried about her contractor. In the years Dave Cavagnaro had spent restoring the historic North Chatham home Jan shared with her husband, George Vollmuth, he and Jan...
  • Moe England
    Moe England
    Moe England opened three designated funds at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 2014. With his daughter Elizabeth, he gives...
  • Ralph Fedele
    Ralph Fedele
    Ralph Fedele opened a legacy fund at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to ensure that the Irondale Schoolhouse-now enjoying a...
  • Tom Auge
    Tom Auge
    Growing up in Pittsfield, his home was always filled with relatives such as his elderly aunt May. After the death of her husband, May was...