My mother passed, and she was an administrator of my grandfather’s estate and the inheritances. The estate accumulated quite a bit of back taxes over the years. Will the IRS put a lien on that estate as well as hers to retrieve funds?
Your estate planning is done, but is it? A periodic review is an important ongoing step to your planning.
Getting your estate plan in place is never a ‘one and done’ task. Estate planning is an ongoing process and should be viewed that way.
Once more hesitant to plan ahead, clients in today’s environment are much more proactive and willing to take action in the near term, rather than waiting and risking having to pay higher taxes down the line.
A will is first. In essence, a will spells out who will get your stuff, in what proportions they will get it and in some instances at least, upon what conditions.
Many estate executors focus on estate taxes and forget about income taxes. That can be an expensive mistake.
Trusts are often associated with the rich. However, the uber-wealthy are not the only people who can benefit from using trusts. There is no minimum asset level or net worth required to set up a trust, and you can put any amount of money into a trust.
Out of sight, out of mind isn’t just an everyday adage—it’s one of the reasons why people 50 and over fail to write a will, update a previous one, or make other estate planning decisions.
Tax rules on individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are different for inherited IRAs. Some differences are positive.
There are two main kinds of trusts: revocable and irrevocable.