July 14—With today’s historically high gift and estate tax exemptions, and historically low interest rates, the use of personal trusts can be particularly beneficial in this favorable wealth planning environment.
This article reprint was recently published in the Bloomberg BNA’s Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal. While daunting college tuition bills have always been a concern to many parents and grandparents, the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have only served to exacerbate those concerns.
July 7—By drastically increasing the federal estate and gift tax exemption, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a significant estate tax mitigation opportunity for high-net-worth individuals and families. The question now is: Have already strong estate tax mitigation opportunities become even more powerful in the pandemic? National Director of Wealth Strategies Blair Talty discusses how these strategies have indeed been strengthened during COVID-19.