Gift Tax

Asset Protection Failures

Posted on: April 29th, 2016
Accumulating assets takes time and effort; protecting assets properly requires both as well. Here are various factors that could ruin a plan and risk asset loss....

5 Concerns When Gifting a Down Payment on a Home

Posted on: January 5th, 2016
Family members might want to gift money to children to be used toward a down payment on a home. Cash down payment gifts, when not handled properly, could trigger tax consequences or create other complications....

Tax Planning for Family Loans

Posted on: June 19th, 2015
​Lending money to a relative might happen once, twice, or several times throughout one’s lifetime. If the lender does not plan well for the loan, taxes could be imposed....

Looking Ahead: Rising Nursing Home Costs in North Carolina

Posted on: May 24th, 2015
When retirement saving makes headlines, it is often to highlight that Americans are not saving enough for their senior years. Individuals should be realistic about long-term expenses when planning retirement contributions and investments....

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 ...

2014 Tax Extensions – Limited Time Remains

Posted on: December 20th, 2014
With less than two weeks remaining in the 2014 tax year, Congress passed several tax extensions. The tax provisions were included in H.R. 5771 Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. ...
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