The end of the year always brings possible last-minute tax changes, which is especially true for 2021. New legislation may mean major changes starting in 2022, but other proposed bills, such as new capital gains and qualified dividend tax rates, may take effect retroactively.
Estate plans should address the management and distribution of digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, electronic communications, financial accounts, and documents stored in the cloud. How can you protect digital assets upon your death or if you become incapacitated?
President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan would end the step-up in basis taxpayers often use to minimize tax on inherited wealth. Since assets like family businesses, homes, stocks, and art generally appreciate over time, eliminating the step-up in basis effectively raises the amount of tax on these assets.
COVID-19 caused many changes in our personal and business lives, giving us time to rethink our priorities and expectations. Estate planning is one area that has received a lot of attention. Do you have an estate plan in place?
You are never too young to start planning for your estate. Also, you should not put off estate planning until you are ready to retire. The earlier you start, the better off your family will be if something unforeseen happens. Learn why you are never too young for estate planning.
Blended families can create complex tax and estate planning issues. With more children living in blended families, parents need to plan for short and long-term tax and estate matters. According to a Marketwatch survey, approximately 63% of women are in a remarriage, which can create financial complications when it comes to tax liabilities. One challenge for couples is agreeing on inheritances for first and second marriage children.