Tyler Meade is planning to make a charitable contribution to the Girl Scouts. He will contribute Crystal,

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Tyler Meade is planning to make a charitable contribution to the Girl Scouts. He will contribute Crystal, Inc. stock worth $20,000. The stock has an adjusted basis of $15,000. A friend has suggested that Tyler sell the stock and contribute the $20,000 in proceeds rather than contribute the stock. 

a. Should Tyler follow the friend’s advice? Why or why not?

b. Assume that the fair market value is only $13,000. In this case, should Tyler follow the friend’s advice? Why or why not?

c. Rather than make a charitable contribution to the Girl Scouts, Tyler is going to make a gift to Melissa, his niece. Advise Tyler regarding parts (a) and (b).

d. Write a letter to Tyler regarding whether in part (a) he should sell the stock and contribute the cash or contribute the stock. He has informed you that he purchased the stock six years ago. Tyler’s address is 500 Ireland Avenue, DeKalb, IL 60115.

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South Western Federal Taxation 2023 Comprehensive Volume

ISBN: 9780357719688

46th Edition

Authors: Annette Nellen, Andrew D. Cuccia, Mark Persellin, James C. Young

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