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Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)

Nov 30, 2023 - by

On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The main purpose of the CTA is to protect the United States financial system from being used for money laundering and other illicit activities. Effective January 1, 2024, nearly every corporation, limited liability company, and limited partnership must file […]

FDIC Insured Amounts for Common Types of Accounts

Apr 3, 2023 - by

FDIC Insured Amounts for Common Types of Accounts While most Americans know that their bank deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, also known as the FDIC, few understand how their coverage is determined.  Fewer still know that the FDIC insures beneficiaries of accounts.  This alert summarizes the […]

Warning! Your ILIT Could Become Subject to Estate Tax

Oct 18, 2021 - by

Warning! Your ILIT Could Become Subject to Estate Tax Death of the Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) The proposed tax legislation in Washington includes a lurking surprise for many who have used an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) to shift the death benefit of life insurance policies out of their […]

Beware Potential 2021 Gift Tax Trap

Mar 24, 2021 - by

For 2021, the gift and estate tax exemption under current law is $11.7 million per person. Many pundits and articles have warned people about making gifts in 2021 that could become taxable if tax reform legislation is made retroactive to January 1, 2021. However, there is a trap lurking if […]

Time Running Out for End of Year Planning

Sep 28, 2020 - by

ACTION ALERT:  Estate Planning If there is a change in control in Washington following the November election, there will likely be significant changes to the estate and gift tax systems based on Mr. Biden’s published tax policy proposals. This is not a message in support of either candidate, or a […]

GETTING BACK TO BASICS: What You Need in an Estate Plan

Jun 8, 2020 - by

The anxiety that has been caused by the new coronavirus has sparked numerous conversations about what documents a person needs as part of an estate plan.  A quality estate plan should encompass more than just a Last Will or Revocable Trust Agreement.  The estate plan should also include incapacity documents, such […]

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