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How Changes to Portability of the Estate Tax Exemption May Impact You

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Aug 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

On July 8, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued new guidance that allows a deceased person’s estate to elect “portability” of their unused gift and estate tax exemption for up to five years after their death. So, if your spouse passed away less than five years ago, you may be able to file an estate tax return to transfer their unused estate tax exclusion to yourself.

Things to Remember at Tax Time

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Mar 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Tax day, which is Tuesday, April 19 in 2022, is approaching and it is time to begin crossing T's and dotting I's in preparation for paying taxes. As tax time draws near, you want to make sure you file all the proper forms and take all deductions you're entitled to.

Community Property, Separate Property and Estate Planning

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Oct 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are married, a good estate planning attorney will ask you during the information gathering process whether you have ever lived in a community property state. This is because community property retains its character as such when a couple moves to a state with different marital property laws. Your estate planning attorney needs to know this because it can have an impact on what is included in your estate when you die and to what extent the property received a step up in basis when you die.

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