Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on August 05, 2019
Whether you are looking for ideas to help cut your tax bill for the current year, or you are hoping to minimize future taxes, summertime is a good time to start thinking about your tax planning strategies. Taking into consideration the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), here are our top five summertime tax planning tips.
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on July 02, 2019
The IRS has privately ruled that a surviving spouse can roll over her deceased spouse's IRA — payable to a trust of which she is sole trustee and beneficiary — into her own IRA. Generally, where an IRA beneficiary is a trust, a surviving spouse is barred from treating a decedent's IRA as her own account.
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on June 28, 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has brought great changes to estate planning. In doing so, it bolstered the potential value of dynasty trusts. This article explains why these trusts are well worth considering for tax purposes. We'll also look at valid nontax reasons for establishing one.
Posted by D’Marie Murray on June 27, 2019
Beneficiaries of a South Dakota estate failed to make a payment when submitting a federal estate tax return — and again failed to pay when the IRS subsequently notified them of additional assessments. The IRS sued. In U.S. v. Ringling (2017), a district court reviewed the facts and ultimately granted the IRS's summary judgment motion.
Posted by Cory Van Deusen V on June 14, 2019
On April 17, 2019, the IRS and Treasury issued its much anticipated second set of proposed regulations under Internal Revenue Code, Section 1400Z-2, Special rules for capital gains invested in opportunity zones.
Posted by Kevin Smeader on June 11, 2019
The free use of a company car is one of the best perks an employee may receive as part of a compensation package, but the benefit to the employee isn't completely “free” under current tax law.
Posted by Megan Morris on June 11, 2019
The so-called “gig economy” challenges conventional practices between companies and the people who perform the work. A key question is: Are these workers independent contractors or employees?
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on June 11, 2019
Estate planning isn't just for the rich and famous. While it's true that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provides generous estate tax relief, even for well-to-do families, the need for estate planning has not been eliminated. There are still numerous reasons to develop a comprehensive estate plan and regularly update it.
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on June 10, 2019
When a loved one who was “financially comfortable” passes away, his or her family must deal with the emotional issues that come with the loss — as well as winding up the decedent's financial affairs.