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Charitable Deduction Information Douglas GA

In the rush to get tax returns prepared and filed, many people absentmindedly forget to include deductions for contributions to charities. If you itemize deductions on your tax return, this can be an expensive omission. Before claiming your deduction for donations, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

Jackson Hewitt
(912) 389-2078
829 Peterson Avenue S
Douglas, GA

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Mr. Gordon L. Hillegas (RFC®), EA
(706) 234-7468
500 East 2nd St.
Rome, GA
Company
Peachtree Planning Corporation
Qualifications
Education: BS
Years of Experience: 17
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Lawrence W. Hoffman (RFC®), CFP, CHFC
(706) 323-9980
18 9th Street, Suite 500
Columbus, GA
Company
First Command Financial Planning
Qualifications
Education: BS in General Engineering from United States Military Academy (West Point). MS in Administration from Central Michigan. MS in Secondary School Education (Principal) from East Central University (Oklahoma).
Years of Experience: 11
Membership
IARFC, FPA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Family Offices, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Asset Protection, BuySell, LiabCover, Compensation Plans

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Dr. Leonard D. Stimley (RFC®), MBA, PHD
(678) 986-9710
695 Ashford Cove Drive
Lilburn, GA
Company
Mobius Consulting Group
Qualifications
Education: BSEE, MBA, Ph.D(Financial Analysis)
Years of Experience: 9
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Maurice O. Miller (RFC®), CEP, MBA
(404) 298-0054
PO Box 1366
Stone Mountain, GA
Company
TM Financial Group, Inc/PBBIC Strategies
Qualifications
Education: BS, MBA
Years of Experience: 16
Membership
IARFC, NAPFA, NICEP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, LiabCover, Compensation Plans

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Daniyal Inamullah
4751 Best Road
Atlanta, GA
Company
Company: Waddell & Reed
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Emory University/BA Economics
Service
Stock Market Alternative,Alternative Investments,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Disability Insur

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Mr. John R. Murray (RFC®), LUTCF
(912) 265-1932
PO Box 1733
Brunswick, GA
Company
John Murray & Associates Financial Group
Qualifications
Education: 31 Years in Public Accounting and Tax Services.20 Years in Insurance andFinancial Services.
Years of Experience: 25
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Family Offices, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Alan McKnight, MBA, CFP®
200 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA
Company
Title: Vice President
Company: Kays Financial Advisory Corporation
Type
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Southern Polytechnic State University/Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Kennesaw State University/MBA/Finance
College for Financial Planning/Certified Financial Planning
Years Experience
Years Experience: 15
Service
Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Disability Insurance,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Fee-Only

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Noah Reichert
2450 Atlanta Hwy
Cumming, GA
Company
Company: North Georgia Investment Planning LLC
Education
Georgia State University/BS PUblic and Urban Affairs
Georgia State University/MBA in Finance
Years Experience
Years Experience: 5
Service
Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Pension for Highly Compensated

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Parrish Kevin W CPA LLC
(706) 738-9999
2330 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA

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Charitable Deduction Information

IRS Charitable Deductions

The tax code in the United States contains many provisions to promote certain behavior. One area of behavior is the promotion of donating to charities through IRS charitable deductions.

In the rush to get tax returns prepared and filed, many people absentmindedly forget to include deductions for contributions to charities. If you itemize deductions on your tax return, this can be an expensive omission.

Pursuant to relevant provisions of the tax code, you can take significant deductions if you donate money or goods to a qualified charity. A qualified charity is one that is registered with the IRS as a 501c3 entity. The 501 designation refers to the relevant section of the tax code.

Importantly, not all charitable organizations are qualified with the IRS. You can go to the IRS web site and search through a list to see if a particular group is included. If they are not, red flags should go be raised.

Before claiming your deduction for donations, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

1. Politics - You may feel strongly about certain political ideologies, issues or candidates. You can contribute to the causes, but you can't deduct the contributions as charitable giving.

2. You can only deduct contributions actually made for the year in question. If you forgot to claim donations on your tax return for the 2009 year, you cannot claim them on a 2010 return. Instead, you should go back and amend the 2009 return.

3. If you make a contribution for a good or service, you can only deduct the amount you contribute which is in excess of the fair market value of the good or service. For instance, many charitable groups will hold auctions to raise money. If your winning bid for a two night hotel stay is $800, you can claim a deduction for the bid amount minus the normal cost. You cannot just write off $800.

4. In general, donations of stock or property should assigned the fair market value, not an arbitrary figure based ...

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