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Charitable Deduction Information Montrose CO

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.

Michael L. Schwartz (RFC®), CFP, RFP
(303) 290-8600
6635 S. Dayton, #300
Greenwood Village, CO
Company
Wealth Masters, Inc.
Qualifications
Education: S
Years of Experience: 33
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Family Offices, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Charitable Planning, Compensation Plans

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Andy Lyford
2525 16th Street
Denver, CO
Company
Title: Registered Principal
Company: Charlton Investment Services
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Trinity College, BA
Years Experience
Years Experience: 18
Service
IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planni

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Mrs. Deborah A. Gamber (RFC®)
(303) 228-7230
4950 S. Yosemite St, F2, #327
Greenwood Village, CO
Company
Sequoia Financial Corp
Qualifications
Education: University of Colorado: BA degree in Theoretical MathematicsFinancial Planning Courses through American College
Years of Experience: 17
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Precious Metals, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Education Plan, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Dot Mechtenberg
8100 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO
Company
Company: Dot Mechtenberg, Inc.
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Years Experience
Years Experience: 40
Service
Portfolio Engineering,401k Rollover From Employer,CD Alternative,Disability Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Captive Insurance,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class P

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Mr. S. David Estes (RFC®), EA
(303) 759-8248
1325 S. Colorado Blvd., #026
Denver, CO
Company
Financial Decisions
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 13
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Insurance, Business Coach, Healthcare Accounts, Compensation Plans

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Scott Nelson, CFP
5445 DTC Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO
Company
Title: Certified Financial Planner
Company: Presidential Brokerage, Inc.
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
University of Nevada, Reno / MS-Economics
University of Delaware / BS-Business Management
Years Experience
Years Experience: 24
Service
Portfolio Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Fee Only Portfolio Management,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Retirement Planni

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Perry Neva
1427 Glencoe St.
Denver, CO
Service
Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,High Yield Bank Accounts,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Capt

Data Provided by:
Gregory Scott
16 Inverness Place East
Englewood, CO
Service
Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,High Yield Bank Accounts,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning

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Mr. Bert Hermelink (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, CSA
(303) 696-6700
23493 E. Phillips Place
Aurora, CO
Company
Strategic Advantage Financial
Qualifications
Education: BA, Valparaiso UniversityCLU, ChFC, The American College
Years of Experience: 40
Membership
IARFC, SCSA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Precious Metals, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Brett Smith
1285 Cimarron Drive
Lafayette, CO
Company
Title: Owner
Company: Brett R. Smith CPA Wealth Management, LLC
Type
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Kansas State University/Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Major & Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science - Economics Major
Colorado University - Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Denver University - Master of Taxation (MT)
Years Experience
Years Experience: 20+
Service
Wealth Management,Real Estate Investment Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Investment & Portfolio Management,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Retirement Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Educat

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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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