Retiring to another state? Consider state and local taxes.

Retiring to another state? Consider state and local taxes.

When you retire, you may consider moving to another state — say, for the weather or to be closer to your loved ones. Don’t forget to factor state and local taxes into the equation. Establishing residency for state tax purposes may be more complicated than it initially...
The 2018 gift tax return deadline is almost here

The 2018 gift tax return deadline is almost here

Did you make large gifts to your children, grandchildren or other heirs last year? If so, it’s important to determine whether you’re required to file a 2018 gift tax return — or whether filing one would be beneficial even if it isn’t required. Gift tax return filing...
A review of significant TCJA provisions impacting individuals

A review of significant TCJA provisions impacting individuals

Now that 2019 has begun, there isn’t too much you can do to reduce your 2018 income tax liability. But it’s smart to begin preparing for filing your 2018 return. Because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was signed into law at the end of 2017, likely will have a...
Are income taxes taking a bite out of your trusts?

Are income taxes taking a bite out of your trusts?

If your estate plan includes one or more trusts, review them in light of income taxes. For trusts, the income threshold for triggering top tax rates is $12,500 for 2017. These top rates are as follows : Top income tax rate of 39.6%, Top long-term capital gains rate of...