Archive for February, 2010
Ask For Donations Letter
Question: What is a good bible verse about helping people in need?
I am going on a christian mission this summer and in order to raise the money i need to go, i am sending out letters asking for donations. I need a good bible verse to put at the end of the letter, something about helping people.
Answer: luke 12:33
“Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.”
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Personal Tax Planning Canada
Question: Does Canada charge custom tax for personal belonging that I send to myself from Taiwan and receive in Canada?
I am wondering does Canada charge custom tax for personal belonging that I send to myself from Taiwan and receive it later in Canada?
I am planning to send my personal belongings(via surface mail)such as books, video game & consoles, DVDs, printer, scanner and etc. to myself when I fly to canada right after I finish sending all of my personal stuffs.
If they do charge custom, what item value should I put on the declaration form in order to avoid the tax charge?
Answer: If you are moving to Canada permanently, all personal items over a year old will be duty- and tax-free.
You need to make a list of everything you are importing. These are called GOODS TO FOLLOW. You will need to present the list upon your entering Canada.
You are allowed to import personal goods ONCE when you immigrate. If you are already a resident, these rules do not apply and duty/taxes will be charged on the fair market value of the used goods.
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Tax Planning Letter
Question: Is contribution to a Roth IRA for tax year 2008 tax deductible?
While filing out the tax form I noticed that for explanation for Line 51 (Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver’s Credit) on Form 1040 says “you may be able to take this credit if you or your spouse if filing jointly, make a) contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA
This is the part where I got confused. I thought that Roth IRA is not tax deductible but under letter “a” it says “traditional” OR Roth, which makes me wonder if the rule changed for tax year 2008 (one of Obama’s plans)?
Can someone explain this to me? Thanks!
Answer: The Roth is not tax deductible.
The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) is a separate credit, if you qualify, that is not connected to the deductiblity of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), etc.
Membership Letter Video
Donate Clothing Washington Dc
Question: where can I donate stuff to be given away in DC?
I want to give away old, but in good condition clothes, coats, some household items, etc. to people in need and I don’t know where to go to do that. I prefer for them to be given away and not sold. I live in Washington DC, and I can possibly drop it of, if they will pick it up that would be even better.
Answer: Salvation Army
Churches like LDS collect items for people who needs it.
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Catholic Charities Adoptions
Question: how would i go about finding my son his birth date is november 18 1963 and he was adopted by catholic chariti
he was born in sacred heart hospital in manchester new hampshire on nov. 18 1963 the mothers name is sandra m williams catholic charities was the adoption agency at the time she had named him john fredrick he weighed 8 pounds 6 qz and was 23 inches long would u please help us try to find him for his mother would very much like to contact him or get any information that you may be able to help us this is a plea for them to come together i would appreciate any help that you could give thank you very much. the parents name of sandra williams at the time is fredrick arthur williams and mildred francis williams address was at that time was 46 old falls road manchester nh the person handling the adoption at that time was mrs foy
Answer: Best thing to do, is to go to the website that they have, and contact them directly. Put in your request to give all information to them about birth mother, whereabouts, phone number, etc., and if the child has a desire to find out, they will give him the information. They will NOT contact him with this unless he wants to know and gets in touch with them. This is to protect him. I am adopted, and knew of my birth mother from day one, so my case is different. I can only pray he's asked, and they've kept track of him so when you finally give them the information, they will forward it to him. They do have reunion and contact services....so that's a plus and a VERY good sign! I wish you the best!
Listed below, links to help, the first being the contact info for Catholic Charities, including an email address.
Catholic Charities North Dakota - Pregnancy, Parenting and Adoption