Tax

How Proposed Changes to Family Businesses Could Raise Estate Tax Liability

Posted on: January 6th, 2017
Over the summer of 2016, the IRS released proposed changes to tax provisions (Section 2704) that apply to most business entities, including family businesses. These potential changes could have a major impact on tax planning, including estate tax implications....

Possible Tax Items to Expect With Trump Adminstration

Posted on: December 12th, 2016
Have you reviewed the proposed tax changes under the forthcoming Trump Administration? Read on to learn what is expected to change within the first 100 days following inauguration....

3 Tax Benefits the 50+ Crowd Enjoys

Posted on: August 10th, 2016
Although many tax regulations fluctuate based on the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income, some tax provisions are instead based on the taxpayer’s age. Knowing when an individual will enjoy certain tax benefits can help to guide tax planning. North Carolina taxpayers aged 50 and older enjoy several tax advantages....

Tax Issues for Art Collections

Posted on: July 21st, 2016
Artwork and collections left behind in one’s estate will be subject to probate unless the decedent prepared a trust or other planning tool to hold and manage the art during their lifetime. Regardless whether the art is considered a probate asset, in the case of an estate that is subject to federal or state estate tax, art is a unique asset that poses several potential tax problems. The IRS may carry out an art valuation audit under certain circumstances....

3 Tax Planning Steps for the New Year

Posted on: November 27th, 2015
Common tax planning strategies include retirement contributions, family gifting, and making charitable donations. Outlined below are a few alternative planning steps to consider in the New Year....

Tax Considerations in Structuring Inheritances

Posted on: November 18th, 2015
When dividing assets in an estate plan, the testator might be inclined to evenly split assets for heirs. However, if not planned for properly, federal and state tax requirements nevertheless could result in an uneven split of assets upon distribution...
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