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IRA Rollover Deadline Waiver

If you receive a distribution from an employer plan (such as when you change jobs or retire) and you don’t roll over the funds into an IRA or new plan within 60 days, you can lose these benefits.

5 Estate Planning Tips for the Sandwich Generation

The “sandwich generation” are people who find themselves caring for both their children and their parents at the same time. In some cases, this includes providing parents with financial support.

Have You Taken State Estate Taxes Into Account?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has doubled the federal gift and estate tax exemption, but it’s important to consider how state estate or inheritance taxes may affect your estate plan.

Gifting Cash Tax-Free with Annual Exclusion

The 2017 gift tax annual exclusion allows you to give up to $14,000 per recipient tax-free without using up any of your $5.49 million lifetime gift tax exemption. A great way to give at year-end!

Ask a Trust Officer: Dow High Can It Go?

The DJIA recently crossed the 24,000 mark for the first time. Investors are wondering, "How much higher can the stock market go?" Here's a look.

Second Marriage? Update Your Estate Plan

If you’re in a second marriage or planning another trip down the aisle, it’s vital to review and revise (if necessary) your estate plan, for several reasons. Let's take a look.

The Write Stuff: a Letter of Instructions

When you draft an estate plan, the centerpiece is your will or living trust. But there’s still a place at the table for a “letter of instructions” to your heirs. Check it out...

Dynasty Trusts Keep on Giving Long Into the Future

With a properly executed estate plan, your wealth can be enjoyed by your children and even their children. But did you know that by using a dynasty trust you can extend estate tax benefits?

Estate Tax Relief for Family Businesses

For many eligible business owners, Internal Revenue Code Section 6166 provides welcome relief. It permits qualifying estates to defer a portion of their estate tax liability for up to 14 years...

The Framework for Tax Reform

On September 27, President Trump released a nine-page “framework” for new tax legislation. The new target for the corporate tax is 20% instead of 15%. The “border-adjustable tax” is history.

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