COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has been a challenge confronting countries around the world. Not only has COVID-19 been challenging healthcare systems, but the social distancing required to combat the virus has also rocked financial markets. However, there may be an opportunity for those wishing to do certain types of Estate Planning. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Shrunken Asset Values Open Estate Planning Opportunities
Income tax basis is important in estate planning. This article examines what happens to an asset’s basis when it is gifted. It then examines what happens to the basis of an asset when someone dies with the asset and then bequeaths it to someone. Many people find it surprising that these are treated differently. Income tax basis is an important factor in considering estate planning strategies.Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning … [Read more...] about Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning
What’s the right direction for you in planning for the help you might need in the future? Seven in ten of us will need long-term care at some point in our lives. Here are possible paths for covering the assistance you may need.How Will You Obtain the Care You Need? … [Read more...] about How Will You Obtain the Care You Need?
Trust Protectors are increasingly popular in trusts. This article examines how Trust Protectors can add flexibility to your trust. This flexibility helps achieve your goals and can protect the beneficiaries and Trustee.Use Trust Protectors for Added Protection and Flexibility … [Read more...] about Use Trust Protectors for Added Protection and Flexibility
Income tax basis is important in tax and estate planning. This article examines the concept of income tax basis, how one acquires a basis, how it gets adjusted, etc. The article then examines how the basis is subtracted from the sale price to determine gain or loss. The next article in the series will examine how income tax basis is an important factor in estate planning.Income Tax Basis … [Read more...] about Income Tax Basis
There are many different ways to facilitate asset transfers to the people that you love, and the optimal strategy will depend upon the circumstances. Your position financially, your family dynamic, your intentions, and the nature of your assets can all enter the picture. On the other end of the spectrum, the life situation of each respective inheritor should be taken into account as well.If you have someone with a disability on your inheritance list, special needs planning can be necessary, … [Read more...] about Special Needs Planning Can Preserve Benefit Eligibility
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
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
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