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This US article talks to an ever increasing number of high net worth households are wanting their advisors to assist them with the philanthropic conversation. But there is a problem! It is not just the ultra wealthy. We have a chance to use the same methods with many families below the unified gift and estate tax exemption. Read more>>
Canadians donating less to charity
Figures released by Statistics Canada show that the number of tax filers reporting a donation is at a 30-year low, with only 23.1 per cent of taxpayers claiming a deduction for giving to charity in 2009, down from 24.1 per cent in 2008.