Wealth Preservation & Transfer Planning Newsletter
Issue 2 | Q3 2018
Welcome to the Coats Rose Wealth Presentation & Transfer Planning Newsletter, a resource for timely legal analysis of issues affecting personal wealth, estates and financial preservation. Our Wealth Preservation and Wealth Transfer Planning attorneys assist clients in planning and protecting their futures through designing trust and estate planning and administration strategies that are responsive to our clients' needs, whatever their financial status. For more information about our lawyers and capabilities, visit our Wealth Preservation Planning and Wealth Transfer Planning practice group webpages.
The current federal estate tax landscape is extremely favorable with a high exemption amount and the recent permanence of portability in the tax code. A ssets can be kept close to the grantor while still receiving the creditor protection and tax savings benefits provided by an irrevocable transfer to a trust.
A Living Trust will minimize both the delays of probating your estate and the expense attributable thereto, as well as serve as an asset management vehicle in the event of your incapacity. A simple ‘cost-benefit’ analysis will help you ascertain if Wills are adequate for your family situation or if a Living Trust has merit
Attention Business Owners: there are new business planning opportunities under the 2017 Tax Act ("The Act"). The Act creates a new income tax deduction for individuals, trusts and estates that own pass-through businesses. The new IRC 199A pass-thru business rules which can save taxpayers significant income taxes.
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