Tax

Creditor Claims Against Decedents in North Carolina

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015
One of the many responsibilities executors have is ensuring that the decedent’s debts are satisfied. Creditor claims against estates in North Carolina generally fall into categories of priority. The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts provides the Order of Priority of Claims in Estate Procedures: Property liens up to the amount of the property...

Invest or Gift This Year’s Tax Refunds?

Posted on: March 16th, 2015
During tax season, filers try to maximize their deductions. Proper tax planning helps minimize tax due, and could result in a sizable refund. Taxpayers who receive refunds can spend them however they choose, but what strategy offers the most benefits? Tax refunds might be spent frivolously or sensibly. Using the money toward a vacation could ...

Tax Issues to Consider When Settling an Estate

Posted on: March 5th, 2015
During the first quarter of the year, the only tax items most taxpayers are concerned with are their own personal and business returns. However, settling an estate involves tax matters that need to be resolved before the estate is closed. ...

Protect Yourself From Tax Preparer Fraud

Posted on: February 6th, 2015
Each year our tax attorneys in Chapel Hill review common tax scams. One particular scam the Internal Revenue Service is highlighting this tax season concerns tax preparer fraud....

State Residency and Domicile in Estate Planning

Posted on: January 29th, 2015
Tax, probate, and asset protection laws in each state vary. Individuals might want to establish residency in a jurisdiction with attractive legislation for estate planning purposes, and they do not necessarily have to relocate in order to take advantage of the laws. ...

Delay Filing: North Carolina Tax Changes Pending

Posted on: January 26th, 2015
The North Carolina General Assembly will review potential changes to North Carolina income tax laws on January 28, 2015. Filers should wait until after this date to submit their tax returns to prevent potentially refiling returns if tax changes are passed....
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