Modified Endowment Contracts’ Role in Estate, Post-Retirement Planning
Don’t dismiss modified endowment contracts (MECs), despite their tax consequences, for the role they can play in estate and post-retirement health care planning.
10 Steps to Becoming a Multigenerational Advisor: Pershing
If you wait until the moment of asset transfer to reach out to heirs, it will be too late, Pershing's Kim Dellarocca warns.
Tax Court Untangles NIIT Passive Activity Trap for Trusts
A recent Tax Court decision paves the way for new trust planning techniques for dealing with the new 3.8% tax on investment-type income.
Supreme Court Ponders Changing the Rules on Nonspousal Inherited IRAs
In June, the justices are expected to rule on whether nonspousal inherited IRA funds can be exposed to creditor claims in bankruptcy proceedings.
More Money, More (Tax) Problems: How HNWs Can Reduce Their Tax Bills
Estate planning attorney Scott Squillace talks to ThinkAdvisor about how HNW clients can minimize taxes through charitable giving, loss harvesting and other strategies.
M*A*S*H Star Turned Mogul Wayne Rogers Blasts Tax Code, Offers Tips
M*A*S*H TV star and serial businessman Wayne Rogers discusses why the tax code is broken and has some choice words for Dodd and Frank.
Alternative to a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust: One-Way Buy-Sell Deal
A one-way buy-sell agreement can ensure that a business-owning client’s dual goals—spousal income security and an orderly business transition—can be met.
10 Big Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich & Famous
Overlooking estate planning basics can leave heirs facing years of court battles over taxes and who gets what.
4 Ways Not to Ruin Your Clients’ Taxes
Advisor and tax expert Less Antman says most people lose more money trying to reduce taxes than they end up shaving from their tax bills.
IRS Grants Reprieve for Late Portability Elections
The IRS has provided a limited reprieve for clients who didn't take advantage of the portability of a first-to-die spouse’s unused estate tax exemption.