How Might Donors Maximize the Tax Benefits of their Charitable Gifting Strategy under the New Tax Code?
Depending on your level of annual gifting and filing status, donors might want to consider bi-annual contributions. For example, the standard deduction for taxpayers married filing joint returns for 2018-2025 is $24,000. If your annual charitable gifts are anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000 you may want to consider doubling up this year and itemizing for a deduction in 2018 and not making a gift for 2019. By establishing a Donor Advised Fund ("DAF"), you can time your contributions in a way to benefit from the tax deduction while continuing annual gifts to your charities
What is a Donor Advised Fund?