Charitable Giving with NFTs: Tax, Legal and Processing Considerations

You knew this was coming!  NFTs or non-fungible tokens are the newest "asset" to pop up in the world of charitable gifting.  Last month, the top 100 NFT sales amounted to $2.3 Billion (yes? BILLION!).  Essentially, NFTs are a low-overhead endeavor because they are created, viewed, traded and owned online.  But because NFTs are still so closely tied to cryptocurrency (primarily Ether, although that is changing), and not a fiat currency, they are still not part of any mainstream transaction or payment methods.

This webinar will cover the basics of NFTs including:

  • What are NFTs?
  • What is the characterization of the asset (e.g., property, currency, collectible)?
  • How are NFTs likely taxed and how would this affect the charitable deduction?
  • If you are the creator versus a collector, what is the treatment of asset?
  • Are there physical assets or other benefits to ownership and how does that change the classification of the asset?
  • Is a qualified appraisal required, and if so, how is the value determined?
  • How can NFTs be held or liquidated by a charity?

Presented by Bryan Clontz, Ph.D., CFP®, CAP®, AEP®, Ryan Raffin, JD, and Rebecca Dupras, JD

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