Use your family trust to boost your charitable or Church giving

Are you a regular donor to a Church, charity or other non-profit, and you hold a business or investments through a discretionary (family) trust? In many cases you can use your trust to donate money to your favourite non-profit and save tax at the same time. Or you can use the tax saving to boost the amount you give, at the same after-tax cost to you.If your favourite non-profit does not have tax-deductible gift recipient status (and many do not), you currently donate to it from after-tax income and you are in the top tax bracket, every $1 you give costs [...]