On December 18th, Congress approved and President Obama signed legislation extending dozens of expired tax deductions, credits, and incentives, including charitable IRA rollovers.
We have always been told it’s important to take ownership of your work, your actions, and sometimes even the actions of others. However, when it comes to determining whether you […]
Second-to-die life insurance (sometimes called “survivorship insurance” or “dual-life insurance”) can be a useful tool for providing liquidity to pay estate taxes for married couples with large estates.
Year-end is literally days away, but there’s still time to reduce your 2015 tax liability as long as you take action by December 31. Consider these strategies:
Estate planning and asset protection go hand-in-hand. After all, no matter how well your estate plan is designed, it won’t do much good if you have no wealth to share […]
The leading case examining what constitutes a permanent place of abode (“PPA”) states that “[p]ermanence, in this context, must encompass the physical aspects of the dwelling place as well as […]
After you reach age 70½, you must take annual required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRAs (except Roth IRAs) and, generally, from your defined contribution plans (such as 401(k) plans). […]
Recently, the IRS released the 2016 annually adjusted amount for the unified gift and estate tax exemption and the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption: $5.45 million (up from $5.43 million in […]
In my last blog, I discussed the physical aspects of a permanent place of abode (PPA) as defined by New York State. Despite the State’s own regulations stating that a […]