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Basis planning

Posted on: July 24th, 2020
Before the increase in the federal estate tax exemption amount, brought in by the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) in 2013 and raised by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, estate planning attorneys focused primarily on how to avoid the impact of estate tax. The current tax environment is one with significantly higher federal transfer tax exemptions, but with ...

SECURE Act considerations

Posted on: March 17th, 2020
Under the new SECURE Act, effective January 1, 2020, various IRA and qualified plan rules, long applicable to planning, have changed. First, those over age 70½ may make contributions to IRAs (after that age) but may not use post-age 70½ contributions to fund qualified charitable distributions (a current exception allowing up to $100,000 from a plan to pass tax free to a qualified charity). Second, the mandatory date for required mandatory distributions or RMDs is now 72 instead of age 70½. Third, rules for RMDs after death have changed dramatically....

Some thoughts on selecting fiduciaries

Posted on: September 27th, 2019
Fiduciaries can hold a lot of power when it comes to the successful execution of one’s estate plan—they make crucial financial decisions, act as advocates for a client’s wishes, make sure an estate’s debts are settled, and ensure that each beneficiary gets what they were intended to receive. As such, clients must be careful to choose the right individual to carry out these duties can be the difference between successfully carrying out a client’s wishes and a complete calamity. When it comes to choosing the best individual for the role, many are immediately inclined to choose a loved one. But sometimes...

Avoiding double taxation on C corporations: tax planning under the TCJA

Posted on: April 16th, 2019
Under the new tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), corporate tax rates have fallen and individual rates are higher. What are some business planning options under TCJA for C corporations to avoid double taxation?...

Should I let my children know about their inheritance?

Posted on: April 10th, 2019
In a recent WSJ retirement planning column, columnist Glenn Ruffenach answers a question about whether you should let your children know about your inheritance plans....

New survey reveals baby boomers are not preparing

Posted on: April 10th, 2019
A new survey, Boomer Expectations for Retirement from the Insured Retirement Institute, reveals baby boomers are not preparing for retirement or end of life matters. Read more here......
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