Many people are surprised to hear that taxation is usually not much of a problem when an estate is being distributed to the heirs. There are no income taxes on inheritances, and if you inherit appreciated assets, you get a step up in basis. This means that you would not have to pay capital gains tax on gains that accumulated during the life of the decedent. A tax that can take a heavy toll if you are exposed is the federal estate tax. It carries a whopping 40 percent maximum rate, but you … [Read more...] about Is There a Connecticut Estate Tax?
Small business owners face certain estate planning challenges, and this can be particularly true when there is a partnership. What would take place if one business partner was to pass away? There is a business succession solution that is often utilized when this type of scenario exists. Let’s look at the details. Buy-Sell Agreements Let’s explain by way of example. Suppose you are one of three small business partners. Your business is thriving, and the share that is owned by each respective … [Read more...] about Consider This Succession Strategy for Business Partners
COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has been a challenge confronting countries around the world. Not only has COVID-19 been challenging healthcare systems, but the social distancing required to combat the virus has also rocked financial markets. However, there may be an opportunity for those wishing to do certain types of Estate Planning. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Shrunken Asset Values Open Estate Planning Opportunities
Trust Protectors are increasingly popular in trusts. This article examines how Trust Protectors can add flexibility to your trust. This flexibility helps achieve your goals and can protect the beneficiaries and Trustee. Use Trust Protectors for Added Protection and Flexibility … [Read more...] about Use Trust Protectors for Added Protection and Flexibility
Income tax basis is important in tax and estate planning. This article examines the concept of income tax basis, how one acquires a basis, how it gets adjusted, etc. The article then examines how the basis is subtracted from the sale price to determine gain or loss. The next article in the series will examine how income tax basis is an important factor in estate planning. Income Tax Basis … [Read more...] about Income Tax Basis
What’s the right direction for you in planning for the help you might need in the future? Seven in ten of us will need long-term care at some point in our lives. Here are possible paths for covering the assistance you may need. How Will You Obtain the Care You Need? … [Read more...] about How Will You Obtain the Care You Need?
Income tax basis is important in estate planning. This article examines what happens to an asset’s basis when it is gifted. It then examines what happens to the basis of an asset when someone dies with the asset and then bequeaths it to someone. Many people find it surprising that these are treated differently. Income tax basis is an important factor in considering estate planning strategies. Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning … [Read more...] about Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning
If you have made the difficult decision to end your marriage, the legal process of divorce that follows will undoubtedly be time-consuming and emotionally exhausting. As such, it can be very easy to overlook the numerous practical steps that should be taken after a divorce. For example, the Hartford estate planning lawyers at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. point out five estate planning documents that usually need to be updated following a divorce. Updating Your Estate Plan as a … [Read more...] about 5 Estate Planning Documents to Update Following a Divorce
Every adult should have at least a basic estate plan in place. For members of the LGBTQ community, both the need for comprehensive estate planning, and the benefits derived from that plan, are increased. Understanding why estate planning is so important for LGBTQ couples may help encourage you to get started on your plan or schedule a review if you already have a basic plan in place. The Road to Equality The road to equality has certainly been a long and bumpy one for LGBTQ couples. Not long … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Advice for LGBTQ Couples
The New Year is here. Can you do anything to reduce your tax liability for 2018? This article provides a few tax tips now that we’ve begun another year. Read on to learn more. Tax Tips after New Year … [Read more...] about Tax Tips after New Year