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Does Your Existing Trust Split into Two Trusts at the First Death?

splitting trusts

Fortunately, most of our clients come in every so often, at which time, we have the opportunity to review the documents and make sure everything is up to date, reflects the client’s current wishes, and that the trust and other documents are set up in a way that will most efficiently provide for administration and distribution of an estate....

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Naming a Trust as Beneficiary of Your IRA

IRA Beneficiary Designation

There is considerable confusion concerning the effects of naming a trust as the beneficiary of an IRA. What is most remarkable about this subject is that it seems to me that most professionals who should know better, i.e. CPA’s, investment professionals and lawyers, have as many misconceptions and gaps in their knowledge as the general public....

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Problems with Deeds on Death, Transfer on Death Deeds or Beneficiary Deeds

beneficiary deeds

When a person dies owning real property in his or her name, probate may be required in order to transfer that property to the heirs of the deceased person.  Because of the costs, delays and hassles associated with going through probate in the State of Nevada, many people desire to transfer, or to at least structure the future transfer of, their real property, prior to their deaths.  Common methods of probate avoidance for real estate include the following: Hold real property with a right of survivorship, either in joint tenancy or as community property; Convey outright title to real estate...

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Why You Should Pay Your Charitable Gifts in One Year

For those of you who may make significant charitable gifts each year, the following may help you get more out of those gifts for income tax purposes. Let’s say you are married and you are in the 24% income tax bracket. In recent years past, you and your spouse could either itemize your deductions on schedule A of your 1040, or together you and your spouse could use the $13,000 standard deduction, which anyone can take, even if they have no itemized deductions. So each year you would calculate your Schedule A deductions and if those were more than the standard...

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Changes to the Estate and Gift Taxes

With the passage of the recent tax act, you may be wondering what your strategy for avoiding estate and gift taxes should be now. First of all, for those of us who have less than $5 million and expect to always have less than $5 million, nothing has changed. You did not have an estate tax problem before the tax bill was passed and you do not have an estate tax problem now that it is passed. What about those who are in the $5 million range, right on the cusp of being subject to estate tax at death? First, if you...

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