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Trees decked with ornaments. Lighted menorahs. Egg-nog-flavored everything. The holidays are hurtling toward us.
The Toys for Tots bins and Salvation Army bell ringers are also reminders that this is the season for giving back. Donations that go beyond spare change tossed into a bright red kettle call for strategic planning, especially regarding legal and tax consequences. When you do it right, your charitable contributions can benefit the giver as well as the recipient.