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Giving to your Church’s Collection Plate? Substantiation of Gifts of Cash Less Than $250

I worry about all the folks going to church this morning. (I use “church” as a term that could be easily replaced with other houses of worship: synagogue, mosque, etc.) Here’s my specific concern: when the collection plate comes around, do folks give cash? Probably. And if so, are they documenting their charitable gift? Probably… Read more »

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Estate Planning with Cryptocurrency

A cutting edge issue in traditional estate planning is cryptocurrency. “Cryptocurrency” (as defined by Investopedia) is “a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of this security feature. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency, and arguably its most endearing allure, is its organic nature; it is… Read more »

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25 Days of Giving: Basics of the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program

Merry Christmas Eve and thank you for reading the 25 Days of Giving series! In the spirit of the holiday season I’m covering different aspects of charitable giving…perfect to get you thinking about your end-of-year giving. There are many, many reasons Iowa is great place to live and work. One reason is the Endow Iowa… Read more »