The coronavirus outbreak, the subsequent passage of the CARES Act by the federal government, and current low interest rates have changed the landscape of charitable contributions and planning in 2020.

Charitable Contributions

The CARES Act changes the limitations on charitable giving to encourage individuals and corporations to make cash contributions to public charities.

  1. Above-the-line deduction

With the worldwide spread of coronavirus, this is an unprecedented and unsettling time.  Our health care systems are overwhelmed.  Markets have been upended.  Social distancing and self-quarantine are terms and practices we are adjusting to.

We are wishing others well and trying to help.  Also, for those who are thinking about their personal and closely-held