Month: December 2015

Are you 70½? IRA Charitable Contributions are now Permanent

The eleventh hour no more. For several years, Congress would pass legislation in December for that same tax year – and it would be signed into law by the President – extending a tax provision allowing individuals over 70½ to

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It was 1996. That was the last year that not-for-profit and faith-based organizations had no reporting obligation to the IRS. The onus was on the citizenry for reporting on contributions. If you were audited, you needed your cancelled checks and

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Health Insurance: It’s Crazy!!

Whenever I write about health insurance, I always seem to tell this story. Several years ago, within a six-month period, both my wife and daughter had their appendix removed. I thought there might be something in the water. Anytime I

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