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A Wake-Up Call to Senior Clients

Start making all your charitable gifts from your IRAs.

The number of income tax returns that will report income tax savings from charitable donations is projected to plummet from 37 million in 2017 to just 16 million in 2018.1 The staggering decline of 21 million returns is due principally to two changes in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017: (1) limiting the itemized tax deduction for state and local taxes to $10,000 per return ($5,000 for married taxpayers filing separately), and (2) increasing the standard deduction to $12,000 on


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