Christiansen Is A Boon for Charities

The taxpayer victory in the Christiansen appeal is a gift for charities because it effectively throws open the door to charitable lid planning. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has given charities, taxpayers and estate planners reason to celebrate this holiday season by handing down a complete taxpayer victory affirming the Tax Court in Christiansen v. Comm'r, 2009 WL 3789908 (Nov.

The taxpayer victory in the Christiansen appeal is a gift for charities because it effectively throws open the door to charitable lid planning.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has given charities, taxpayers and estate planners reason to celebrate this holiday season by handing down a complete taxpayer victory affirming the Tax Court in Christiansen v. Comm'r, 2009 WL 3789908 (Nov. 13, 2009).

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