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I write about how to build, manage and enjoy your family's wealth...There are 19 states and the District of Columbia that impose separate state levies. And just because you live in a no-estate-tax state now, don't get complacent. What if you move in
Over the last few weeks, a few of my clients have had to deal with the death tax...Although this concept confuses a lot of people, hopefully after reading this column, you will have a better understanding of the death tax. I have a 30-something
Indiana made the repeal of its inheritance tax retroactive to Jan. 1; Delaware decided not to let its temporary estate tax sunset on July 1; and Minnesota tweaked its estate tax to apply to non-residents who own property there through pass-through
Wikipedia The big January tax law made the federal estate tax permanent, but the man who dubbed it the death tax is back battling to get rid of it. We can repeal this tax in 2017, booms 74-year-old Jim Martin, one of the early eccentric advocates of
There is an old expression that goes something like this: Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes . If Congress and President Obama don't reach an agreement this week on the so-called pending "fiscal cliff," this expression will take on
Think you don't have to worry about estate taxes because of the new generous federal estate tax law? Not so, for families in 21 states and the District of Columbia where separate state levies are still a big concern. For the vast majority of people
If nothing changes, starting Jan. 1, the exemption from the estate taxalso known as the death taxwill drop from the current $5 million level to $1 million. The tax kicks in when a person dies and passes his or her money and property to another.
ET Estate and gift taxes affect not just the very wealthy. Many middle-class Americans have assets of more than a million. Wealthy Americans are scrambling to transfer their riches before the end of the year when gift taxes are set to jump.
Wikipedia Will estate taxes come back from the dead in 30 states on Jan. 1? Yes, if Congress stalls on fiscal cliff talks, which include the fate of the federal estate tax. If Congress does nothing, the federal estate tax law reverts to pre-2001
A group of affluent and politically prominent citizens have suggested an overlooked but practical approach to dealing with the federal deficit – raise the estate tax. The current exemption is $10 million per couple.