As you’re putting together your Christmas shopping list, be sure to include charitable gifts that could help reduce your tax bill. In addition to the usual dollar donations or household goods and clothing, consider some less traditional ways to give to charities. Many groups will accept vehicles with some even making arrangements to pick up the jalopies. Donate stock or mutual funds that you’ve held for more than a year but that no longer fit your investment goals.The charity gets the asset to hold or sell, and your portfolio rebalancing nets you a deduction for the asset’s value at the time of gifting. Even better, you don’t have to worry about capital gains taxes on the appreciation of your gift. Clergy Financial Resources
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