How to Make Your Charitable Giving More Tax Efficient

Emerald GEMs

May 4, 2021—The ongoing pandemic has made philanthropy more important than ever. The good news is some of the charitable giving tax benefits, originally enacted through the CARES Act at the start of the pandemic, have been extended through 2021. In today’s podcast we discuss how to take advantage of tax changes related to charitable giving this year, while also addressing how future tax increases may work to a donor’s advantage.

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Minimize the Impact of the Kiddie Tax with Proper Planning

Alison Quinn |
Emerald GEMs

April 20, 2021—When the “kiddie tax” became law in 1986, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began taxing a child’s unearned income, such as interest and dividends, at the parent’s tax rate rather than at the child’s far lower rate. Although the kiddie tax rules can lead to harsh consequences for many families, with proper planning they may create tax-saving opportunities for higher-income taxpayers.

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Income Tax and Financial Planning Considerations in Mortgage Financing

Matthew C. King, CFP® |
Emerald GEMs

April 6, 2021—Before you decide how much to borrow for your home purchase, consider the role a mortgage can play in your overall wealth plan. With strategic mortgage financing, you could potentially enjoy certain tax benefits or perhaps leverage investment opportunities that you may otherwise miss.

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