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How to Prepare for the Biden Estate Tax Increases

The Biden administrations has proposed big tax law changes, with some of the most sweeping changes being made to taxes on assets passed on at death, often called estate taxes. Here’s a summary of the most notable proposals and strategies to consider if they are passed into law.

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3 Ideas to Connect Generations with Generosity

Making connections across generations isn’t always easy. But building an intentionally-designed Family Generosity plan is a great place to start!

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Out of Your Estate, Not Out of Reach

Can we reduce our estate tax bill without losing access to our assets? When properly coordinated, strategies like these can help move assets out of your estate without putting them entirely out of reach!

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Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT)

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is an irrevocable trust that generates income for you or your beneficiaries with the remainder going to your favorite charity. Is it right for you?

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Can you gift too much?

A discussion of giving too much away might initially seem strange. But, if you’re not careful, you might inadvertently end up with a tax bill on funds you give away. This is called the gift tax and the IRS expects you to know it. After all, they’ve generously listed it on their website for you to read! So, how does it work?

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Taxes & Highly Appreciated Assets – An Introduction

You might be an early employee at Microsoft, a successful real estate investor, or the owner of a small business that has taken off. In each case, you own something worth a lot more than when you first acquired it. Now you’re staring down a large capital gain tax bill if you sell. Are you just stuck or is there anything you can do? We have a few ideas!

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