Important Dates to Be Aware of in 2023
The new year brings with it important dates that may impact your financial situations and tax deadlines you may need to meet. March 6, 2023, is the deadline under the sixty-five-day rule for trust distributions. Under Internal Revenue Code (I.R.C.) § 663(b), distributions made to beneficiaries of nongrantor trusts (and estates) made within sixty-five days of […]
Tax Season Is Just around the Corner
For everything there is a season, and it will soon be the season for taxes. Although it always seems to arrive too quickly, you will start to receive important tax documents by January 31. Whether you are filing as an individual or administering an estate or trust, you should start to prepare for tax day, April […]
How to Protect Valuable Assets in California through Estate Planning
Planning for your future should start after you get a job. Therefore, it is advisable to start saving a certain percentage of your salary every month and buying assets whenever you can. That will guarantee that you will have a comfortable life after retirement.
How to File Tax Return When Mom Passes Away
No one likes doing taxes, but the task is even more daunting when filing a return for someone who has died.
What are Biggest Blunders in Wealth Transfer?
We are approaching the biggest wealth transfer ever, as Baby Boomers prepare to hand off their life savings to their heirs. However, will their heirs actually get the full amount of the wealth intended for them…or will a large amount be lost to unnecessary taxes?
What Planning Should I Do in My 50s?
If you are one of the many people who start getting serious about their finances as they reach their 50s, enjoy this guide for your next steps.
Can I Avoid Taxes when I Inherit?
Unless you spend your winters in Aspen and your summers in the Hamptons, you probably don’t have to worry about paying federal estate taxes on an inheritance. In 2021, the federal estate tax doesn’t kick in, unless an estate exceeds $11.7 million. The Biden administration has proposed lowering the exemption, but even that proposal wouldn’t affect estates valued at less than about $6 million.
Is It Ever Too Late for a Family Meeting to Discuss Money?
Even those who have saved and invested well may not be sharing their financial information with a spouse or loved one. It’s time to do that now.
How Can I Pass Wealth to My Children and Grandchildren?
Inherited assets come with benefits, along with some burdens
What are the Worst Things to Leave in My Estate?
If you’re planning an inheritance, be careful about leaving these assets to a loved one. They may create more trouble than they’re worth.