June 2009 Posts

  • Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning Blog

    http://www.karplaw.blogspot.com/...
  • Text of N.C. Senate Bill 202 – Tax Increases!

    Senate Bill 202, among other things, contains many tax increases for us in the Tar Heel state, to wit: Increase top income tax brackets to 8.25% and 8.5% (currently 7.75%)...
  • Seniors – Protect Your Financial Well-Being

    North Carolina’s elderly are particularly vulnerable to financial fraud and scams. Check out the the North Carolina Department of Justice’s website, which has helpful information for people of all ages to help protect themselves from identity theft, scams, and other crimes. ...
  • Diposition of Cremated Remains in NC

    Cremation is an increasing common way of handling human remains. While cremated remains are sometimes buried, there is often a desire on the part of family members (or a request from the deceased) to scatter the ashes somewhere....
  • Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

    http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/...
  • NC Changes Renunciation Laws

    On June 1, 2009, Governor Perdue signed into law Session Law 2009-48, which, effective October 1, 2009, institutes substantial changes to to statutes dealing with renunciation of interests in property. ...
  • How Much Do You Charge for a Will?

    That’s a question we hear frequently from callers to the office. While we like to be able to answer that question quickly and easily, that’s not possible. My favorite lawyer’s answer applies: "well, it depends." ...
  • What to do if you receive an IRS Notice

    Here’s the text of IRS Tax Tip 2009-72, but don’t forget, you can always contact a tax lawyer, CPA or enrolled agent for assistance and representation before the IRS:...
  • Sensible Estate Tax Act of 2009 introduced in U.S House

    On April 22, 2009 Representative Jim McDermott of Washington has introduced H.R. 2023, which has been submitted to the Ways and Means Committee for study....
  • FLP Gift Discounts Alive and Well – for Now

    In the recent case of Estate of Valeria M. Miller v. Commissioner; T.C. Memo. 2009-119; No. 5207-07 (27 May 2009), the U.S. Tax Court allowed a 35% discount for gifts of family limited partnership interests. No discount was permitted for the FLP interest owned by the decedent at her death....