2016 Tax Changes Regarding Charitable Donations

I thought I would summarize the budget changes that impact charitable donations, for your consideration and for discussion with your donors.

On December 7th, 2015 the federal government announced a 4% increase in tax credits for individuals with an income over $200,000, to 33% from the current 29%, taking effect January 1st, 2016.

This new tax credit of 33% will apply to gifts over $200 if individuals have an income of $200,000 or higher.

Gifts made in 2015 and previous years but claimed in 2016 or future years will not be eligible for the new 33% tax credit.

Our success in 2015 has seen many of our clients secure donations larger than they have ever received in the past. With the adjusted tax credit rate, the potential for larger major gifts is even greater.

Please visit https://www.giftabulator.com, to learn more about how to help your donors calculate their ideal donation with Giftabulator NOW® and how a major or planned gift can reduce the tax on their capital gains.