January 26, 2021, GEM 31 — With the Biden administration and Democrat-controlled Congress now in place, the lifetime gift exemption—currently at an all-time high—could revert to a drastically lower level sooner rather than later. Therefore, now is the time for gifting assets while the higher exemption is still available. In today’s podcast, Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo discusses actionable estate planning strategies, including common roadblocks and how to overcome them.
With big changes in the White House, wealth planning is key.After many recounts and court challenges, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been inaugurated as President of the United States.For those whose assets are significant enough to have a taxable estate, planning will be even more important now. With the potential for a considerably reduced federal gift tax exemption, now is the time to make significant gifts.
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. With that in mind, we humbly present our outlook for 2021. Take our fun little test to learn how much you know about what we think lies ahead.Regardless of whether you know the answers to this pop quiz, consider our outlook as you participate in the economic recovery and continued stock market strength.