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Thursday January 17, 2019

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 Will Pay Tax Refunds During Shutdown
Washington News
In IR-2019-1, the Service stated it would open the tax-filing season on January 28, 2019. With the continuing government shutdown, many CPAs and tax preparers were concerned that the IRS might delay the processing of 2018 income tax returns. If tax return processing does not begin by January 28, tax refunds could be delayed. The average tax refund for 2017 was $2,763. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig pledged to process returns and issue refunds even if the shutdown continues. He stated, "We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period." While the federal government is technically shut down, essential services are maintained by specific acts of Congress. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has stated that the IRS power to pay tax refunds is covered by these...
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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
George Green was a man of humble beginnings. He was born in Bulgaria and lived with his parents on their farm. George was a diligent student and was determined to become a successful business owner....
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Private Letter Ruling
Private Foundation (Foundation) was created by Husband (H) and Wife (W). H and W were the only contributors to Foundation. H's contributions exceeded $5,000 and 2% of the total contributions received...
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Article of the Month
Traditional IRAs are funded with pretax dollars and grow tax free. Many traditional IRAs are created through rollovers of other types of qualified plans at retirement. The payouts from traditional...
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