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    Tuesday March 31, 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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    GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website...
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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 More
    Article of the Month
    Individuals choose to interact with charities in various ways. Some will volunteer their time, others their talents and still more prefer to donate cash or other assets. Many donors live on a fixed 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 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 More
    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 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...