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Charitable Planning

At Est8Planning Counsel LLLC, we encourage and assist the tradition of giving to charitable causes. In addition to the many personal rewards inherent in making a charitable gift, most gifts also provide a current charitable income tax deduction. Some charitable giving strategies also save capital gains taxes, increase income, and provide you, or whomever you designate, with an income for life. Additionally, these types of gifts may provide an estate tax deduction — an important consideration in planning your estate.

Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving in Hawaii

If given the choice between paying taxes (involuntary philanthropy), or making a charitable gift (voluntary philanthropy), most people would choose the latter, because it gives them the benefit of knowing who the money will benefit and how it will be used. The same cannot be said for money paid to the U.S. Treasury. We help clients make charitable gifts and practice good stewardship in the most tax-efficient manner.

There are many different ways to make charitable gifts:

This has been a very general overview of a very complex subject matter. If there are causes or organizations you would like to support, while also maximizing your tax-saving strategies, please contact us to explore your options.


Honolulu Estate Planning Attorney Scott Makuakane and Est8Planning Counsel LLLC serves clients throughout Hawaii. Please feel free to contact the firm if you or a family member need legal assistance with Hawaii Estate Planning, Hawaii Probate and Estate Administration, Hawaii Estate Tax Planning, Hawaii Asset Protection, Hawaii Estate Litigation, Hawaii Medicaid Planning, Hawaii Business Succession, Hawaii Charitable Planning, Hawaii Elder Law and Hawaii Special Needs Planning.