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Tax Basis: What You Need to Know and How It Can Impact Your Estate

“Tax basis” is a term used frequently in tax law. But for many, the term is unfamiliar and intimidating—perhaps something they feel is better left to a certified public accountant to worry about.

Nevertheless, a basic understanding of the concept can be very helpful for understanding important estate planning strategies used by your attorney and financial...
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Gifts Your Family Will Love but the IRS Won’t Tax

What changes will we see to the tax code in the near future?

At this point it is all speculation but don’t let that prevent you from making tax-free annual exclusion, medical-payment, and educational gifts to or for the benefit of your loved ones.  

Make Annual Exclusion Gifts

  Annual exclusion gifts are transfers of money or property in...
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The SECURE Act: the Good, the Bad and the Confusing

On January 1, 2020, the most impactful retirement account legislation in decades became law.

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) will have a positive impact for many older Americans but could have negative tax consequences for many beneficiaries of their retirement accounts.  

The Good and the Bad (and the Confusing)

  The SECURE Act...
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Get Started on Your 2018 Taxes NOW!

As October draws to a close and the end of the year is rapidly approaching, the next few months are an opportune time to start your year-end tax planning for 2018.

It’s particularly important to start your tax planning early this year because of the significant changes to the tax law that became effective in 2018....
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