June 1, 2021—A letter of intent, sometimes called a statement of guidance, is an easy and informal way to share important information about your estate plan. It allows you to convey, in your own words, your hopes and wishes for your beneficiaries, the reasons why you created the plan you have, and how you would like to see the plan administered to accomplish your goals.
As we move through the remainder of 2021, the focus on tax policy to help fund the Biden administration’s initiatives is sharpening. There are numerous tax proposals circulating that may dramatically impact taxpayers soon. Whether any of these proposals pass and in what form remains unclear.
January 12, 2021, GEM 30 — Today’s historically high estate and gift tax exemption amounts ($11.7 million per person or $23.4 million per couple) are set to sunset at the end of 2025, or possibly sooner under a Biden administration.
August 18, 2020—When considering the sale of qualified small business stock, you may be asking if there are any income and estate tax-advantaged opportunities that may allow you to exclude federal capital gains taxes on such sale and reduce potential estate taxes. National Director of Wealth Strategies Drew Horwitz discusses Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), how it works, and how it may create effective tax strategies for small business investors and owners.
Wilmington Trust’s Deputy Chief Wealth Strategist Drew Horwitz offers timely planning advice to business owners at the 54th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. Watch his conversation with Susan Lipp, editor in chief of Trust & Estates magazine, on the importance of planning early while still running a successful business. Please see important disclosures at the end of the video.