Estate Planning

Tax Deal Made

Well, they did it. They drug it out to the last minute, but they did it. Weeelll, they did some of it. And I’d really like to thank all of them in Washington for dragging us through this during the holidays and leaving us to sort this all out this morning while at the same …

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2013 Tax Outlook: Facing the “Fiscal Cliff”

December 27, 2012 2013 Tax Outlook: Facing the “Fiscal Cliff” The 2012 election left us with the same President, same Democratic-controlled Senate, and same Republican-controlled House of Representatives. But 2013 brings several new challenges. That’s because several important tax provisions are scheduled to expire at the end of the year, in what some observers are …

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Estate Tax Update

The estate tax, that tax on the fair market value of a decedents assets, kind of “expired” in 2010. That is, if one passes away in 2010, there is no estate tax. I read that George Steinbrenner’s estate was worth something like $1.1 billion which means his estate gets a pass on $500 million to …

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