Your estate may be worth a little or a lot at your death. The items which your beneficiaries might cherish could be the sentimental ones. Read on to learn how your will or trust could provide the ability for you to keep a list and update it without needing to see your lawyer every time you change your mind on an item. The Little Things May be the Most Important … [Read more...] about The Little Things May be the Most Important
Financial success is a very good thing, but when it comes to estate planning, it presents a potential challenge. There are estate taxes that can have a major impact on your legacy if you are exposed. One of them is the federal estate tax, and it carries a 40 percent maximum rate. Most families do not have to contend with this tax, because there is a credit or exclusion that allows you to transfer a certain amount free of taxation. In 2019, the exact amount of federal estate tax exclusion is … [Read more...] about What Is the New York Estate Tax Cliff?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased the standard deduction amount. However, it also limited itemized deductions for state and local taxes (SALT) on the federal income tax return. Read on to learn what works (and what doesn’t work) to maneuver around the $10,000 SALT limitation. SALT Deduction Limit…Can You Get Around It? … [Read more...] about SALT Deduction Limit…Can You Get Around It?
The New Year is here. Can you do anything to reduce your tax liability for 2018? This article provides a few tax tips now that we’ve begun another year. Read on to learn more. Tax Tips after New Year … [Read more...] about Tax Tips after New Year
Domestic Asset Protection Trusts are spreading to more jurisdictions. However, their protections may be waning. Read on to learn more about Domestic Asset Protection Trusts. Domestic Asset Protection Trusts … [Read more...] about Domestic Asset Protection Trusts