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Tuesday October 21, 2014

Advisor Resources
Advisor Resources
We have a complete tax update service for CPAs, attorneys, CLUs, CFPs, ChFCs, trust officers and other professional friends. The GiftLaw services are made available to all advisors as a free service. We are available to assist in helping you provide clients with clear and understandable gift illustrations.
U.S. Tax Receipts Up 8.9%
Washington News
For the 2014 fiscal year that concluded on September 30, U.S. tax revenue grew by 8.9% to $3.02 trillion. This was $247 billion more in tax revenue than the federal government received in 2013. With spending growth of 1% and an 8.9% increase in tax revenue, the deficit declined to $483 billion. The 2014 deficit was 2.8% of gross domestic product (GDP). Federal revenue grew from 16.7% of the economy in 2013 to 17.5% by 2014. However, even with a lower deficit the national debt will increase to about $18 trillion by December of 2014. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew explained that the reduced deficit was “due to a combination of higher receipts and stable outlays” during 2014. The prime increase in tax revenue came from...
Charitable Tax Reference
GiftLaw Pro
GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website...
Deduction Calculator
Deduction Calculator
The GiftLaw Calculator is a planned gifts calculator for professionals that follows the IRS format. Click here to access and run charitable deduction calculations for your favorite gift plan...
Case of the Week
Don Gregory, 60, is a very control-oriented businessman. In fact, his business philosophy is best summed up as “my way or the highway.” While sometimes difficult to work with, Don...
Private Letter Ruling
Trust is a charitable trust that is tax-exempt under Sec. 501(c)(3) and classified as a private foundation under Sec. 509(a). Decedent, a substantial contributor to Trust and therefore a disqualified...
Article of the Month
The United States is a country with significant wealth. A recent study revealed that about 10 million American families have a net worth of $1 million or more. That same study showed that over...
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