For certain charitably inclined taxpayers, donating appreciated stock to charity can be an excellent year-end tax planning strategy. This may be especially true if the stock is highly appreciated and you’d like to sell it but are worried about the tax liability.
Donating artwork is a great way to share enjoyment of the work with others. But to maximize the tax benefit, too, you must plan your gift carefully and follow all the rules.
Your estate plan may need a tax update in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, even if your estate is well under the new $11.18 million estate tax exemption.