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Estate Planning
Individual Retirement Accounts (“IRAs”) can easily cause some problems in estate planning if not dealt with correctly. Most married individuals name their spouse as the primary beneficiary of their IRA and are often told not to worry about their IRAs in their estate planning because they’ve already designated a beneficiary. This can be a mistake....
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The Tax Reform Act (“TRA”) of 1986 brought with it a major revision to the Internal Revenue Code by way of Section 469 with what are known as the “passive loss rules.” The enactment of the passive loss rules changed the rules such that a taxpayer could only deduct losses from a passive activity against...
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One of Donald J. Trump’s campaign promises was a reform of the Internal Revenue Code. With respect to the Estate Tax, what does that mean? According to the website, President-Elect Trump’s Plan “will repeal the death tax, but capital gains held until death and valued over $10 million will be subject to tax to...
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