Time is Running Out for Those Who Want to Save Taxes and Provide Huge Benefits to Their Loved Ones!

As readers of our newsletter should already be aware, the 2010 Tax Act is set to expire, or “sunset,” at the end of  2012.  This means that the laws regarding the federal wealth transfer taxes, which are the gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer or “GST” taxes, will all revert to pre-2001 law, including significantly lower [...]

The 2010 Tax Act, Gifts, and Perpetual Dynasty Trusts – The Perfect Estate Planning Combination

One of the many provisions of the tax law which became effective on December 17, 2010 (the “2010 Tax Act”) was a provision which effectively created federal gift and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemptions1 of $5,000,000 for each individual U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. Another provision made these exemptions subject to indexing for inflation [...]

Charitable Giving and Social Capital

“Social capital” is essentially money or other assets which will be used for activities which benefit either the government or society. When you pay taxes, you are involuntarily creating social capital, which will be spent as the government decides. With proper estate planning, you can reduce or eliminate wealth transfer taxes such as the estate, [...]

2011 & 2012: The Golden Gifting Years

As you should now know, The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “2010 Tax Act”) became law December 17, 2010, and made a number of changes to the federal wealth transfer tax laws.  The federal wealth transfer taxes are the estate tax, the gift tax, and the generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) [...]

2011 and 2012 May Be The Golden Gifting Years

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “2010 Tax Act”) made a significant number of changes to the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax laws. One of the biggest changes is a massive increase in the federal lifetime gift tax exemption: this exemption rose from $1,000,000 for [...]

2016-04-01T15:27:12+00:00 February 1st, 2011|2010 Tax Act, Articles, News|

The 2010 Tax Act Made A Number of Changes to the Federal Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Laws – To What Extent Should Your Estate Plan Rely On Those Changes?

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "2010 Tax Act") made a significant number of changes to the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer ("GST") tax laws. One question which many of our clients have asked is "Do I need to make any changes to my existing estate planning [...]

2016-12-22T06:24:04+00:00 January 1st, 2011|Articles, Gift Tax Planning, News|

You Need to Act Now if You Want to Take Advantage of Certain Year-End Estate & Tax Planning Opportunities!

As noted in the News Alert we sent out on December 20, 2010, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (“2010 Tax Act”) is now the law of the land, after having been signed by President Barack Obama on Friday, December 17, 2010. What does the 2010 Tax Act mean [...]

2016-04-01T15:35:44+00:00 December 27th, 2010|2010 Tax Act, Articles, News, Newsletters|

Incredible Tax Planning Opportunities Available For Those Who Act Now!

While the current state of the economy has many negatives, including depressed asset values and historically low interest rates being paid on savings, some of these negatives can be used with good estate planning to produce some amazing estate or gift tax results. These amazing results can help cushion the blow of the expected return [...]

2016-04-01T15:42:59+00:00 October 18th, 2010|Articles, News|

The Time to Act is Now For Incredible Tax Planning Opportunities

What do you get when you mix low business, real estate, and other asset values with historically low interest rates and a historically low gift tax rate? Incredible tax planning opportunities! The economic turmoil which surrounds us today has caused many people to freeze, afraid to make changes to their assets. However, this same economic [...]

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