The Perfect Storm for Advanced Estate Planning (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this newsletter series on “The Perfect Storm for Advanced Estate Planning,” we discussed how right now may be the perfect time to undertake advanced estate planning transactions. Why? The reasons include historically low interest rates, relatively low and volatile asset valuations, and an expectation of higher taxation on the horizon. In [...]

2020-06-17T15:21:41-04:00June 17th, 2020|Articles, Blog, Estate Planning, News, Tax Planning|

The Perfect Storm for Advanced Estate Planning (Part 1)

Now is the time to undertake advanced estate planning! The last time we made a call-to-action with this level of conviction to undertake more advanced estate planning was in late 2011 when interest rates began hitting historical lows. Well, we are hitting historically low interest rates again, and the interest rates for June 2020 are [...]

2020-05-27T11:05:46-04:00May 19th, 2020|Articles, Blog, Estate Planning, News, Tax Planning|

Top Six Estate and Tax Planning Steps to Consider Before the End of 2019

This installment of our The Passionate Estate Planner newsletter will review what we at Morgan & DiSalvo consider to be the top six Estate and Tax Planning steps you should consider taking before the end of 2019. This list is not comprehensive, and we still recommend that you seek guidance from your CPA or other [...]

2019-12-11T17:00:57-05:00December 9th, 2019|Articles, Estate Planning, News, Newsletters, Tax Planning|

Proposed Tax Reform – What Should You Do Now?

On September 27, 2017, President Trump announced the release of a “Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” (the “Framework”). A copy of the Framework can be found at http://src.bna.com/sS3. The Framework was produced by the influential group known as the “Big Six.”1 The stated objectives of the changes outlined in the Framework are [...]

2017-12-20T13:29:11-05:00October 26th, 2017|Articles, News, Newsletters, Tax Planning, Uncategorized|

Non-Spouse Beneficiaries of Inherited IRAs & The 50% Penalty: Timing is Everything!

The IRS recently published IRS Information Letter 2016-0071. This Information Letter discusses rules that apply to anyone who has inherited an IRA account or other tax-deferred retirement savings account (which we will collectively refer to as “IRA accounts” for convenience in this post), and who is not the surviving spouse of the original IRA account [...]

2016-12-22T06:23:35-05:00December 8th, 2016|Articles, News, Newsletters, Roth IRAs, Tax Planning|

Georgia 529 Plans Get Even Better For Married Couples

Beginning with the 2016 tax year (i.e., for Georgia income tax returns filed in 2017), the 529 Plan contribution income tax deduction for married couples filing jointly has doubled from a maximum of $2,000 per beneficiary account to a maximum of $4,000 per beneficiary account. When considering Georgia's flat 6% income tax rate, this will [...]

2016-12-22T06:23:37-05:00August 25th, 2016|Articles, Estate Planning, News, Newsletters, Tax Planning|