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Private foundations receive certain tax incentives to encourage philanthropic giving and to support the important work that foundations do in advancing social causes, promoting education, supporting scientific research and providing resources to underserved communities.

With tax season approaching, this Guide to Tax Strategies for Private Foundations provides a suite of specialized insights to help philanthropists and their advisors maximize the tax benefits of their charitable plans.

These resources provide an overview of the four main tax benefits associated with foundations and nuances to mastering the Form 990-PF, along with other tax-related considerations when developing a thoughtful plan.


Tax Benefits of a Private Foundation

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Foundations offer four attractive benefits to donors that can mitigate income, capital gains and estate taxes.

4 Tax Benefits of a Private Foundation

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For HNW individuals who have a strong charitable interest, private foundations offer an opportunity to save in taxes while creating a lasting philanthropic legacy.

Advanced Tax Strategies for Private Foundations

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Six sophisticated strategies for private foundations to reduce tax liability and preserve the value of their endowments.

The 990-PF: How to Reap Savings and Avoid Pitfalls

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We’ve reviewed and prepared thousands of private foundation tax returns – here’s what we’ve learned.

Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) for Private Foundations

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Learn more about the implications of generating excess UBTI from activities, investments or assets in a foundation.

The Conduit Election

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This annual election offers two key tax advantages for contributions – higher AGI caps and an FMV deduction for certain appreciated assets.
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