Why should I give to Charity? Don’t I have to be wealthy to be a philanthropist? How can I ensure that the charity will use my donations the way I want? How do I calculate the value of my charitable donations for income tax purposes? How do I make donations to get the highest income tax deduction? What does it mean to create a legacy through charitable giving?
Giving answers all of these questions and more. Whether you regularly engage in philanthropy or are just beginning to create a planned giving program, Giving provides insights and information that you can put into practice now—with the help of your advisors—to ensure that your legacy thrives and remains strong, now and into the future.
Giving is the eighth book in the Esperti Peterson Institute’s highly regarded Contributory Series. Like EPI’s other contributory texts, it uses a hard-hitting, question-and-answer format to explain basic and sophisticated concepts and strategies in easy-to-understand language.
Giving is the product of an extensive national research and writing project that involved the participation of 80 of America’s leading planning professionals, including accountants, attorneys, and financial advisors. Their research focused on the most important questions that their clients ask of them and the answers they give to help clients crate meaningful charitable giving plans that also incorporate family, financial, retirement, estate, and business planning issues.