Too often the answer is “no” and at other times the answer is “somewhat”.
The question is not whether you are charitable or not. The reality is you are or will be charitable with your wealth. The real question is: Do you want to be charitable voluntarily or involuntarily?
If you don’t choose to make charitable giving part of your wealth plan, Uncle Sam who is already a “member of your family”, will be sure you are – most likely to fund purposes you don’t believe in deeply.
The great news is this: You have a choice.
If you choose voluntary charity, there are enormous options available to you. You can completely eliminate estate taxes, you can in most cases eliminate or at least reduce capital gains taxes, and you can reduce the tax bite on retirement money.
The question you need to ask yourself is: How have we chosen to utilize the benefits of voluntarily being charitable?
Find out about the latest advantages of voluntary philanthropy at our next special briefing.
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