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Valuing Charitable Gifts of Real Estate—Big Appraisals Can Lead to Bigger Problems

Robert F. Sharpe, Jr. and Heath R. Delay highlight appraisal issues that may arise when a client wants to gift real estate to charity.

For those who advise clients on the tax and other ramifications of making larger charitable gifts, one area that often assumes great importance is the relationship among the nature of donated assets, their values and the clients’ need for and ability to use tax deductions in light of their adjusted gross income (AGI) and other factors. 

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