Estate Tax

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina

Posted on: July 11th, 2013
The landmark federal ruling of the United States vs. Windsor in late June 2013 has deemed the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. ...

Obama’s 2013 Budget Proposal to Push Estate Tax Back to 2009 Terms

Posted on: April 16th, 2013
Although Obama’s American Taxpayer Relief Act was said to make permanent changes, lawmakers had also advised that it was just the first step in a series of changes. ...

What Was Approved in the Fiscal Cliff?

Posted on: January 2nd, 2013
Taking every last minute available in 2012 and then some, yesterday Congress approved a bill that will reduce the nation’s deficit by raising taxes for high income earners. ...

It’s Not Too Late to Use Your $5 Million Exemption!

Posted on: December 15th, 2012
Estate Planning attorneys all across the country are frantically working to help their clients utilize the $5.12 million gift and estate tax exemption before it disappears at year end. ...

The $5.12 Million Exemption – Use it or Lose it

Posted on: November 27th, 2012
Now, weeks past the election with nothing positive coming out of Congress, people of means are finally starting to realize that it makes sense to use some or all of the $5.12 million federal gift and estate tax exemption before it falls to $1million next year. ...

Don’t Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff Without an Estate Plan

Posted on: October 21st, 2012
Estate Planning Awareness Week comes during the final quarter of the year, just before the New Year shift known as the “fiscal cliff.” What is the fiscal cliff?...
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