Trust and Estates and Itemized Deductions
On Friday July 13, 2018, the IRS announced they will be publishing regulations related the suspension of miscellaneous itemized deductions and how it impacts non-grantor trusts and estate filings starting with tax year 2018. Currently the Tax Cuts and Jobs…
Passing Assets and Saving Money
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed in December of 2017, brought large scale changes across the board. It significantly changed the landscape for taxes in general and in the realm of estate planning. It moved the estate exemption from $5,490,000 in 2017 to $11,200,000 per individual, meaning for federal estate tax purposes up to $11,200,000 of assets can pass to a non-spouse upon passing, free of Federal Estate Tax.
2018 Inflation Adjustment Amounts
The IRS has released various limitations and amounts tied to cost of living adjustments and can change year over year. Listed are common items for taxpayers.
Sharing the Load
As Sam, one of my favorite characters in The Lord of the Rings said to Frodo, the hobbit who was attempting to make the perilous journey from The Shire to Mount Doom to destroy the one ring, “share the load.”…