Integrating Estate Planning and Borrowing

Andrew Horwitz |
Tax Reform
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Uncovering opportunities under the new tax law.   Tax reform significantly increased the ability of high-net-worth individuals and families to pass wealth free of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, while increasing the importance of income tax planning. Borrowing or leverage strategies can be a critical component to protect wealth for your family by minimizing risk and reducing taxes.

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Minimizing or Eliminating State Income Taxes on Trusts

Richard W. Nenno |
Wealth Planning
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An important four-part series that discusses a host of issues involving state income taxes on trusts. Part One provides an overview of the various approaches to taxation of trust income, then reviews the various constitutional restrictions, as reflected in numerous federal and state cases.Part Two further examines these aspects, beginning with a discussion of the seminal U.S. Supreme Court case of Quill Corp. v.

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The Impact of Tax Reform on Charitable Giving

Carol G. Kroch |
Tax Reform
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A donor’s guide to the new law and how it affects charitable giving. Reviewing the changes to the law from the lens of tax-efficient giving, it’s clear that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created some philanthropic winners and losers for the next few years.With the elimination of the phase-out of itemized deductions, donors who itemize can take advantage of the full amount of their charitable gifts, subject to AGI limits.

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