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Trust & Estate Matters

Apr

15

2020

IRS and California Announce Tax Deadline Updates

The Internal Revenue Service has announced an extended deadline for both federal income tax filings and payments. Any taxpayer with a payment due on April 15, 2020, is considered to be affected by COVID-19 and eligible for this relief. California recently announced similar tax extensions. Download PDF > Postponed Federal Filing and Payment Dates The […]


Apr

02

2020

Federal Government Passes Major Stimulus Bills

Two major pieces of legislation – the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act – have been passed to help individuals and businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Here is our summary of highlights from both pieces of legislation. Download PDF > 1) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Among other things, […]


Feb

05

2020

Spending bill extends tax breaks, adds retirement account provisions

In late December 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (“FCAA”). The legislation extends certain income tax provisions that had expired, as well as some that were due to expire at the end of 2019. Congress traditionally passes so-called “extenders” annually, but it neglected to do so for 2018. As […]


Sep

30

2016

Trust & Estate Insights September 2016

INSIDE THIS ISSUE • When an Inheritance Is Too Good to Be True: How Income in Respect of a Decedent Works • Know Your Options for Business Interest Transfers • Beware the Transfer-for-Value Rule When Dealing with Life Insurance • The Section 1031 Exchange: Why It’s Such a Great Estate Planning Tool


Aug

09

2016

Proposed Regulations Might Affect Your Estate Plan

Last spring, the IRS and U.S. Treasury announced upcoming changes to how equity is valued in family-owned entities, such as closely-held corporations, partnerships or LLCs. On August 4, the IRS formally published those proposed rules.


Sep

17

2015

Trust & Estate Insights September 2015

INSIDE THIS ISSUE • Life Insurance – A Powerful Estate Planning Tool for Nontaxable Estates • 4 Ways to Transfer a Family Business • The BDIT – Realize Estate Planning Benefits while Retaining Control • 21st Century Estate Planning Accounts for Digital Assets


Sep

04

2015

Major Changes to 2016 Tax Year Deadlines

Recently the President signed a new law that changes the due dates for partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts, and individuals with foreign accounts. The law is known as P.L. 114-41, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.


Jul

29

2015

It’s April in July: Time for a Mid-Year Tax Checkup

Once the summer hits, it’s tempting to detach from the daily grind and focus on vacations and summer projects. But we want to encourage you to spend 15 minutes with your accountant now, to save time and effort later. Some of these ideas may apply to you, some to family members, and others to your […]


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