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Thursday November 21, 2019

Washington News
Benefits of Bunching Charitable Gifts
With the doubling of the standard deduction in 2018, the number of taxpayers who itemized deductions declined substantially. In 2017, nearly 30% of taxpayers itemized, but with the larger standard deductions, only about 10% of taxpayers will itemize this year. The standard deductions in 2018 doubled to $24,000 for married couples and $12,000 for individuals. The married standard deductions increased to $24,400 in 2019 and $24,800 in 2020. Individual standard deductions are one-half the married number. What tax planning strategy might benefit generous taxpayers who know there is a large...
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was diagnosed with cancer in January 1994. She signed a will in the New York offices of a...
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