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Tax Reform Made Simple?

Wilmington Trust |
Wealth Planning
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This Issues and Insights provides a summary of the new tax law and round-up of important highlights. There are still seven individual tax brackets, but the top rate was lowered from 39.6% to 37%. As expected, the new law nearly doubles the prior estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax exemption, from $5,490,000 for individuals, or

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Mounting Risk of U.S. Withdrawal from NAFTA

Clement K. Miller |
Wilmington Wire
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By Clem Miller, Senior Portfolio Manager January 18, 2018— Amidst all of the market excitement about U.S. tax reform, many investors fail to appreciate the mounting risk that President Trump could soon announce U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Last week, several developments occurred, which signal the rising likelihood that NAFTA

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Make the Most of Tax Reform

Wilmington Trust |
Wealth Planning
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Three themes to maximize your wealth planning potential. Estate tax planning: Take advantage of the higher estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption—which was nearly doubled under the new tax law. Income tax planning: Take advantage of other state jurisdictions to reduce or mitigate your current (or future) state and local income taxation. Charitable

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