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Stewardship Legacy Coaching eNews, March 2017
Leaving a Legacy with Tax Planning
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Leaving a Legacy with Tax Planning

 "Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

~ Matthew 22:21

 
Tax season is upon us again and perhaps some misgivings ruminate in our minds about the portion that we are required to give away.
 
But just like our income must be carefully planned for the present and the future, so we should also consider the effect of planning for the taxation on our income and the legacy we are leaving as pertains to the stewardship of our taxation.
 
Our government rewards those who are generous to charitable causes, and this can be a motivating factor in our tax planning, but of even more importance is the opinion of God in charitable giving. He wants us to be a generous people, giving to those who are in need.
 
Everything we have is God’s. God recognized the need to give a portion to the government, but not more than that portion. Being wise in our tax planning means God can bless people through us with income that might otherwise have been wasted.
 
As we plan our estate and our income is divided amongst various obligations and choices, remembering God’s purpose in provision helps us to maintain an attitude of gratitude even when it seems the demands on our income are never-ending.
 
This tax season, let us consider how we can better plan for next year and give in a way that honors God and leaves a legacy for His glory.

Yours in Building and Stewarding Your Legacy,

Jeff Rogers

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Just like in days long ago, we all pay taxes as citizens of this great country. But did you know that you can structure your giving in such a way to leave an impact of generosity instead of paying extra taxes that would have gone to government waste instead?


According to Judge Learned Hand, a United States judge and judicial philosopher, “In America there are two tax systems; one for the informed and one for the uninformed. Both systems are legal. Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands.” 

We are so confident in the Stewardship Legacy Coaching process that the Lord has blessed us with, that we guarantee clients who fit our Ideal Client Profile and engage us, that in the first 12-24 months they will save 5 times what they pay us in current income tax savings or at least 10 times what they pay us in estate or IRD tax savings!  Most prospective clients find this to be a compelling Value Proposition and engage us for the Stewardship Legacy Coaching process.

Use our checklist to guide you through important factors in your tax planning now and beyond this life that will help you to begin planning to set your house in order and plan the legacy you want to leave through your tax dollars.

 
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