Taxing, Briefly
Charitable Contribution

Moving Beyond the Basics of Charitable Contributions

In our previous post, we took a high level look at charitable contributions and deductions, including looking at what made an organization “qualified” to receive charitable contributions, when deductions might be limited, and special rules for valuing and reporting non-cash charitable contributions. In this post, “Beyond the Basics of Charitable Contributions,” we will dig a little bit deeper and look at some issues that might affect the deductibility of a contribution. Moving Beyond the Basics

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Taxing, Briefly
Charitable Contributions

Basic Concepts for Charitable Deductions

Your grandmother Phyllis was a remarkable woman. Aside from making it out on the other side of Uncle Bill’s childhood with only moderate shell shock (which, I suppose, is referred to these days as PTSD), Phyllis was an intelligence agent in the United States Army towards the end of World War II, and you could remember her saying that, despite as “intelligent” as she may have been in the Army’s estimation, her good genes weren’t

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Aunt Ethel

Deducting Charitable Contributions from a Trust that Does not Permit Charitable Contributions

Uncle Bill comes to your office in a bit of a tizzy with two beers in one hand and three notices from the IRS in the other.  Unbeknownst to you, he wants to discuss deducting charitable contributions from a trust that doesn’t, technically, permit charitable contributions.  Although you are not unaccustomed to his unannounced visits, they are nevertheless jarring at 7:15 on a Tuesday morning. You note that Aunt Ethel recently explained that Bill has

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Accuracy Related Penalty

Chiarelli v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-27)

On March 3, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Chiarelli v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-27). The primary issues presented in Chiarelli were whether the petitioner was entitled to noncash charitable contribution deductions for the years at issue and whether the petitioner was liable for the IRC § 6662(a) accuracy-related penalties for 2012 and 2013. Incomplete Form 8283 The petitioner inherited valuable property from his late mother, had the items

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Conservation Easements

Kissling v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-153)

On November 12, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case Kissling v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-153). The primary issue before the court in Kissling was how the Tax Court gauges the marginal effect of an easement in light of local law.

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Charitable Contributions

Glade Creek Partners LLC v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-148)

On November 2, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Glade Creek Partners, LLC v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-148). The primary issue before the court in Glade Creek was whether Glade Creek is entitled to the easement deduction under the technical requirements of IRC § 170.

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Charitable Contribution

Emanouil v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-120)

On August 17, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Emanouil v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-120). The primary issues before the court in Emanouil were (1) whether the petitioners complied with the qualified appraisal requirements of IRC § 170(f)(11)(C); (2) whether the petitioners contributions were part of a quid pro quo exchange rather than a charitable gift; (3) what the fair market values were of the properties that the petitioners

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Moving Beyond the Basics of Charitable Contributions

In our previous post, we took a high level look at charitable contributions and deductions, including looking at what made an organization “qualified” to receive charitable contributions, when deductions might be limited, and special rules for valuing and reporting non-cash charitable contributions. In this post, “Beyond the Basics of Charitable

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Basic Concepts for Charitable Deductions

Your grandmother Phyllis was a remarkable woman. Aside from making it out on the other side of Uncle Bill’s childhood with only moderate shell shock (which, I suppose, is referred to these days as PTSD), Phyllis was an intelligence agent in the United States Army towards the end of World

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Chiarelli v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-27)

On March 3, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Chiarelli v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-27). The primary issues presented in Chiarelli were whether the petitioner was entitled to noncash charitable contribution deductions for the years at issue and whether the petitioner was liable for

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Kissling v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-153)

On November 12, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case Kissling v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-153). The primary issue before the court in Kissling was how the Tax Court gauges the marginal effect of an easement in light of local law.

Read More »

Glade Creek Partners LLC v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-148)

On November 2, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Glade Creek Partners, LLC v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-148). The primary issue before the court in Glade Creek was whether Glade Creek is entitled to the easement deduction under the technical requirements of IRC §

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Emanouil v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-120)

On August 17, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Emanouil v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-120). The primary issues before the court in Emanouil were (1) whether the petitioners complied with the qualified appraisal requirements of IRC § 170(f)(11)(C); (2) whether the petitioners contributions were

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