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Planned Giving

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You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70 1/2 and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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Beneficiary Designations

A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support our cause. You can designate our organization as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a great way you can make a gift to our organization and benefit. You transfer your cash or property to our organization and we promise to make fixed payments to you for life at a rate based on your age.

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Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.

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Sunday December 15, 2019

Washington News

Washington Hotline

Positive Comments on IRS Reforms

On July 1, the President signed the Taxpayer First Act (TFA). The bill to reform the IRS passed the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support. It is designed to increase taxpayer rights and improve IRS customer service.

Members of Congress, CPAs, enrolled agents and other tax preparers welcomed the passage of the TFA. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) is the Ranking Member on the House Ways and Means Committee. He explained that the bill is designed to encourage the IRS to focus on taxpayers as customers. Kelly stated, "The relationship between the taxpayer and the IRS should not be adversarial."

Many tax preparers were pleased that identity theft victims will have a single IRS contact. There will also be a new Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IPPIN) program. This program should increase protection for taxpayers if identity thieves acquire their Social Security Numbers.

Enrolled Agent Jennifer MacMillan is the former Chair of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). She praised the new IRS programs. MacMillan commended Congress for permitting electronic signatures and enhancing the role of the Taxpayer Advocate.

Robert Kerr is Executive Vice President of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He appreciated the new IRS efforts to improve customer service. Kerr noted, "Training, both on the enforcement side and the customer service side, is essential for a well-running tax administration system and for efficient representation."

Editor's Note: The TFA bill is a major step forward, with benefits for both the IRS and taxpayers. If the IRS truly looks at taxpayers as customers, it will dramatically increase the level of customer service.

Published July 5, 2019
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