The Hunt for Tax Apportionment: Lessons from Tom Clancy’s Estate Litigation
The Hunt for Red October was Tom Clancy’s debut novel in 1984. It was a fun, exciting novel written in the Reagan, pre-Glasnost era about a rogue Soviet (remember the Soviet Union?) submarine captain, later turned … Continue reading
Treasury Department Extends Form 5472 Filing Requirements to Foreign-Owned Domestic Disregarded Entities
By: Alexandre M. Denault & Jonathan E. Gopman
On May 10, 2016, Treasury issued proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations“) which enable the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service“) to collect certain information about domestic disregarded … Continue reading
By Julius H. Giarmarco
Family limited partnerships (FLPs) and family limited liability companies (FLLCs), if properly structured, are attractive vehicles for administrative convenience; income, estate and gift tax savings; and creditor protection. It is important that an FLP or FLLC be formed for valid business purposes and not merely as … Continue reading
By Linda Kotis
The stock market has been full of crazy swings this year. Your retirement accounts were buoyed by the 1.2% gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on January 8. Then you cringed as account values bounced around in March with a 333 point drop. You nearly fainted … Continue reading
Paul Sullivan, in his weekly New York Times column, Wealth Matters, writes about Robo Advisers. His article begins as follows:
COMPUTER-GENERATED investment advice has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years. And for good reason.
Many web-based services have given investors with smaller portfolios access to advice
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Michael Kitces writes about the ongoing evolution of financial planning software. His article begins as follows:
For much of its history, financial planning software was basically just an elaborate calculator. Advisors could gather client data, feed it as input to the calculator tool, and the software would spit out the
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Michael Kitces writes about limits on tax deductions for financial planning and retainer fees, and tax issues that arise with bundled fees. His article begins as follows:
Under the Internal Revenue Code, expenses for investment management are tax deductible. Accordingly, taxpayers are permitted to deduct the typical assets-under-management (AUM) fee
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Ohio’s move of repealing estate tax and the increase in federal estate tax exemption equivalent has brought about perception that estate planning is no longer important since no estate taxes will be posted upon one’s death. However, this is not true. Coming up with an estate plan saves time and … Continue reading
It’s time filing for tax return of year 2014. The Internal Revenue Services (the IRS) recently released tax tip regarding how to choose among five filing statuses, which are single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, head of household, and qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. An individual’s marital status on … Continue reading
As retirees move away from up north to Florida, they are likely to face more medical tests than they would have done back home. Since Medicare has strict regulations on prices and procedures of medical testing, doctors can easily increase the items and volumes of testing. According to researches, Florida, … Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its latest tips on tax return for individuals. This issue involves ten tax facts about exemptions and dependents, with regard to e-file, personal exemptions and exemptions for a dependent, health-care coverage report, disqualified persons and special situations that dependents need to file.
See IRS … Continue reading
The following are summaries of the presentations from the 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. For the official brochure and list of events, see http://www.law.miami.edu/heckerling/pdf/2014/heckerling-brochure.pdf. For the full Heckerling reports, see http://www.americanbar.org/groups/real_property_trust_estate/events_cle/heckerling_reports.html.
Diana Zeydel on the New Portability Regime
The presentation began with Zeydel assuring attendees that despite … Continue reading
The following are summaries of the presentations from the 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. For the official brochure and list of events, see http://www.law.miami.edu/heckerling/pdf/2014/heckerling-brochure.pdf. For the Heckerling reports, see http://www.americanbar.org/groups/real_property_trust_estate/events_cle/heckerling_reports.html.
M. Read Moore on Tax Administration and Procedural Rules for Estate Planners
Moore’s presentation focused on the … Continue reading
For financial advisors, it is a complicated issue to advise their clients to resume working after they start receiving social security benefits. The amount of reduction of the benefits caused by continued working after retirement depends on when the client chooses retire before the Full Retirement Age (FRA). The Excess … Continue reading
Networking brings not only contacts but also investment and business in the future. Being a good networker first means to be shameless, and to get attention from people by praising them or by discovering similar interests or experiences. A second step is to speak out the right things, even about … Continue reading