Family Wealth and Estate Planning Articles
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on September 28, 2020
Sometimes people attempt to make an estate plan without consulting legal and financial professionals, but everyone is different and a boilerplate form isn't sufficient. Here is a list of 10 potential mistakes in estate planning that you can help avoid with professional counseling.
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on August 10, 2020
Today's increased gift and estate tax exemptions enable wealthy families to give away substantial wealth gift-tax-free, but they must act before the exemption amounts revert in 2026 to previous levels.
Posted by D’Marie Murray on August 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people borrowing from their companies' qualified retirement plans. If economic fallout from the pandemic causes you to default on one of these loans, it will cause negative tax and retirement-saving consequences.
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on July 16, 2020
For art collectors, it's critical that their estate plans address their collections separately from other types of assets. That's because there are special appraisal and documentation rules for art. Collectors also need to decide whether they want to sell, bequest or donate their collection. Donating can be an effective way to reduce capital gains and estate taxes.
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on May 05, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic may have you thinking about how you can help those whose health and financial security has been imperiled by the virus. With a charitable remainder trust (CRT) you may be able to support a favorite nonprofit and also enjoy lifetime income and current tax benefits. Learn more about how CRT might fit into your estate plan.
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on April 14, 2020
On April 9, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-23, which contains expanded relief for those tax forms and other filings that are postponed as was originally announced last month.
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on April 01, 2020
On March 24, 2020, the IRS posted frequently asked questions to provide additional clarification and guidance regarding the application of its relief guidance. Here is a summary of those FAQs.
Posted by Michē Needham on March 23, 2020
The federal government has been working on various relief measures to help individuals and small businesses cope with the situation, including tax relief provisions. Here are the tax changes that have been finalized so far.
Posted by D’Marie Murray on March 09, 2020
Recent changes to the tax law have diminished the tax-saving potency of stretch-IRAs, but there are still other tax-smart ways to transfer wealth to your loved ones.
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on February 28, 2020
Through a process known as decanting, many irrevocable trusts that have become ineffective or obsolete due to changing tax laws or family circumstances may be “fixed.” However, a trust's terms and state laws determine the degree to which a trustee can alter the original trust document.