Balancing Act: What Matters Most to You?
When people begin getting their affairs in order through the creation of an estate plan, they often face a delicate balancing act between saving on income and estate taxes, protecting their hard-earned savings from their ultimate beneficiaries’ creditors, and providing maximum benefit to their loved ones. Finding the right balance requires careful consideration of the […]
Surviving Tax Season
Taxes That Can Impact Your Estate Plan Estate planning involves deciding how to plan for the management of your money, property, and well-being before your death and how to distribute your money and property after your death. A comprehensive estate plan should consider the impact that taxes can have on your estate and ensure that […]
What are Common Mistakes People Make with Revocable Trusts?
Of course, just because you have a living trust doesn’t mean you are all set. Here are a few of the most common mistakes people make with their living trusts.
What Taxes are Due When Children Inherit Home?
My sister passed away. Her only possession was her home, which still has a mortgage and she left it to my son and daughter, her niece and nephew. What inheritance tax will there be?
Does Living Trust Help with Probate and Inheritance Taxes?
I was told that unlike wills, a trust doesn’t require probate and is not taxable. My main asset is a house that I want to pass on to my son. Would a living trust help?
Does My State have Inheritance Tax?
If you live in California, you likely know it is one of the highest-taxed states when it comes to income taxes. However, there is some good news for those worried about estate taxes. California is part of the 38 states that don’t impose their own estate tax.
What are the Options when Inheriting a House?
Inheriting a residential property like a house marks the end of a life and the beginning of deciding what to do with the property and implementing that plan.
How Is the Inheritance Tax on My Estate Paid?
Most of my money is in investments, and most of my beneficiaries will face the inheritance tax when I die.
Estate Taxes Have Not Come to an End?
To paraphrase Mark Twain: reports of the death of state estate taxes are greatly exaggerated. In fact, there are recent signs that states are starting to beef up their estate tax laws, instead of tearing them down. This, of course, is bad news for wealthier Americans, who had hoped that state lawmakers would continue burying these taxes.