The real estate “bubble” may have burst, but many landowners continue to hold property that has appreciated significantly in value. One option for tax efficiently divesting yourself of such real estate is to donate it to charity. But there are a number of traps for the unwary.
If you’re like most people, your home is your most valuable asset. And one of the most effective strategies for passing your home to your children or other loved ones while minimizing gift or estate taxes also is one of the simplest: the joint purchase. Read More…
When Congress enacted Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) in 2004, it made sweeping changes to the rules governing “nonqualified deferred compensation plans.” These changes are easily the most extensive changes in this area since the Code was first enacted in the early years of the Twentieth […]
In what is becoming almost an annual tradition, Congress has once again changed the laws governing the nation’s “qualified” retirement plans. In some years, the changes are fairly limited and fairly “technical.” Such changes may affect only a small number of plans or may affect only certain types of “qualified” […]
In December, 2004, the Internal Revenue Service issued final 401(k) regulations. These regulations replace regulations that were issued in 1994. For the most part, the new regulations merely update the old regulations to reflect a number of changes that have taken place in the law between then and now, but […]
If you are providing group health coverage to your employees – including major medical coverage or even a health flexible spending account – you need to pay attention to the HIPAA Electronic Security Regulations, the HIPAA Medical Privacy Regulations, and the HIPAA Portability Regulations. Subject to some very narrow exceptions, […]