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state Planning for Married Couples with Children from Prior Relationships (Blended Families) and for Couples without Children (Updated December 2022)

Estate Planning for Married Couples with Children from Prior Relationships (Blended Families) and for Couples without Children (Updated December 2022)

Estate planning for blended families and for those without children can raise difficult issues, but viable options normally exist to keep the parties satisfied. Blended ...
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2023 Tax Year Estate Planning Related Tax Exemption Figures as Adjusted for Inflation

2023 Tax Year Estate Planning Related Tax Exemption Figures as Adjusted for Inflation

While high inflation is generally bad for the economy, the upside is that various tax figures adjust upwards for inflation on an annual (or other) ...
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Significantly Reduce the Hassle on Your Chosen Fiduciaries

Letter of Instructions: Significantly Reduce the Hassle on Your Chosen Fiduciaries (Updated February 2023)

A Letter of Instructions (LOI) is a written or electronic document that sets out all the information that your fiduciaries will need to help assist ...
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Portability Can Now Be Elected Up to Five Years After Date of Death Without the Need for Private Letter Ruling Where an Estate Tax Return (IRS Form 706) Was Not Otherwise Required to be Filed [Rev. Proc. 2022-32]

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided good news to many families by effectively extending the time to file an IRS Form 706 and make ...
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IRS Issues “Anti-Abuse” Clawback Proposed Regulations: Important for Those Attempting to Utilize the Temporarily Doubled Basic Exclusion Amount

IRS Issues “Anti-Abuse” Clawback Proposed Regulations: Important for Those Attempting to Utilize the Temporarily Doubled Basic Exclusion Amount

As we discussed in several prior Newsletters, the 2017 Tax Act temporarily doubled the exemption from the Estate and Gift Taxes, known as the Basic ...
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Estate Planning Related Tax Laws: Where Are We Now?

Estate Planning Related Tax Laws: Where Are We Now?

A. Proposed Tax Legislation As you are likely already aware, 2021 was the year of almost massive tax law changes, especially in the estate planning ...
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How to Pass Assets to Your Spouse Under Your Estate Plan

For married couples, you will need to decide how to pass all or a portion of your assets to the surviving spouse under your estate ...
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How to Pass Inheritances to Your Children and Other Non-Spouse Beneficiaries

How to Pass Inheritances to Your Children and Other Non-Spouse Beneficiaries

  One of the primary decisions that you will need to make in structuring your estate plan is how to eventually pass on your remaining ...
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