Category Archives: Charitable Contributions

Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

CHRISTOPHER FARRELL Are there health benefits to staying in the work force longer? The scientific research is inconclusive, though it tends to tilt toward “yes.” This is particularly pronounced among people who find work fulfilling in the first place, who tend to be office workers, teachers and others whose workplace is not, say, a factory… Read More »

Seven Crazy Tax Laws Trump Should Change

Robert W. Wood President Elect Trump and Republicans say big tax changes are coming. It’s about time. The U.S. tax code is the most complex in the world, chock full of perks to special interests and social engineering. It is incomprehensible, and often produces unjust results. In 1913, our entire tax law was 27 pages. It’s now over 4 million words, 9,000 bloated… Read More »

Why 2016 Is An Especially Good Year to Donate to Charity

If you’ve had a good year and want to give back by supporting a charity, now might be a good time to do so. Donations not only benefits causes and groups of interest to you, but can also benefit you come tax time. Gifts to a qualified charitable organizations can be deducted from your income… Read More »

Deductible Charitable Donations

Many gifts given in December were never on a shopping list. According to a recent NBC story, it is the top month for charitable giving, accounting for 18 percent of annual donations. You may not need a shopping list for these benevolent gifts, but there are things to remember if you hope to receive tax… Read More »