|ot. re charitable deduction. Yeah, one heck of a guy. Maybe not so much in a generous, open-hearted way though: I give, but I want my charitable tax deduction!! Ha! |
I did tell my wife we should really front-load charitable giving of 2018 to right now in 2017. So we're doing that. Although we'll likely still give something (again) to several of our charities when they come calling in 2018, regardless of the tax consequences for us.
We're in a different situation from most of you older guys in that we have no children, so there's no issue about having to consider leaving an estate to children/grandkids, although we do have nieces/nephews. Makes it easier I believe to make those charitable contributions.