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Saturday February 6, 2016

Advisor Resources
Advisor Resources
We have a complete tax update service for CPAs, attorneys, CLUs, CFPs, ChFCs, trust officers and other professional friends. The GiftLaw services are made available to all advisors as a free service. We are available to assist in helping you provide clients with clear and understandable gift illustrations.
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Healthcare Premium Tax Credit Reporting
Washington News
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), over 4.6 million taxpayers received a premium tax credit (PTC) in 2014 and 2015. In FS-2016-5 the IRS explained various healthcare tax credit requirements. The premium tax credit is available for families and individuals with income from 100% to 400% of the federal poverty line. The 2015 qualified income amount for a family of four is up to $94,400. When setting up insurance under the ACA, a taxpayer may estimate his or her income. The available premium tax credit may be paid in advance if the taxpayer prefers. If you receive a premium tax credit paid to the insurance company, you later will need to file IRS Form 8962 “Premium Tax Credit” with your tax return. The amount of credit that you received must be reconciled through this form. This calculation may require payment of an additional premium or add to your tax refund. The IRS offers specific examples for a family of four. For example, assume that a...
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Charitable Tax Reference
GiftLaw Pro
GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website...
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Calculators
Calculators
The GiftLaw Calculator is a planned gifts calculator for professionals that follows the IRS format. Click here to access and run charitable deduction calculations for your favorite gift plan...
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Case of the Week
Karl Hendricks was a man with the golden touch. Throughout his life, it seemed every investment idea that he touched turn to gold. By far, Karl was most successful with real estate investments. It...
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Private Letter Ruling
A private foundation (Foundation) operates affordable housing for lower income and elderly persons who need assistance. Foundation is a managing member of LLC, which operates a low-income housing...
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Article of the Month
Introduction Charitable lead trusts have become more attractive as an estate and income tax planning tool. The reason for this is the historically low Section 7520 rates (Applicable Federal Rates or...
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