What's trending on NP Trusts & Estates

November 01, 2016

Author(s): Deborah L. Anderson, Sarah T. Connolly, Elena N. O’Leary, CPA, Sarah M. Richards, Jay D. Rosenbaum

What to do if your child’s identity has been stolen, the Presidential candidates’ positions on the estate tax, when to review your estate plan and what to do once you’ve completed it, charitable giving options for estate planning and income tax management, nine tax planning opportunities to consider before the end of the year, and more. Here’s what’s trending in estate planning and wealth management.

Identity Theft

My child’s identity has been stolen. Now what?

What should you do if you find out your minor child’s identity has been stolen?—Trusts and Estates Editorial Team

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Estate Planning

Why do single people need an estate plan?

Single people often think they do not need an estate plan. However, because the law is not structured to benefit single people without children, it is critical that people in this position create an estate plan.—Sarah T. Connolly

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Ten reasons to review your estate plan

Changes in your personal life may impact your estate plan in unexpected ways. Staying on top of your plan is essential for meeting your personal and financial objectives.—Annette K. Eaton

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My estate plan is signed. Now what?

Estate planning doesn’t necessarily end with the signing of your will. There may be additional actions needed to fully implement your estate plan.—Sarah M. Richards

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Non-citizen, non-residents: planning for your U.S. assets?

If you are an NCNR who owns U.S. assets, pre-death planning can spare your family (and executor) years of delay, U.S. estate tax and administration expenses.—Jay D. Rosenbaum

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Gift Planning

Will proposed IRS regulations eliminate virtually all valuation discounts for family held businesses?

Taxpayers owning interests in closely held family businesses need to consult their tax advisors regarding making gifts in these entities before December 1, 2016.—Deborah L. Anderson

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Charitable giving options

Charitable giving can be an important financial tool for estate planning and income tax management.—Eric Cunnane

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Estate Administration

Trump v. Clinton: the candidates’ positions on the estate tax

The federal estate tax has not been a hot-button issue during this election season, but both candidates agree on one thing: the estate tax should change.—Sarah M. Richards

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Sale of decedent’s residence in an estate

Are you inheriting real estate? Understand your capital gains tax.—Sarah M. Richards

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Income Tax

Nine tax planning opportunities you should consider before December 31st

As the end of the year rolls around, you should consider these nine tax planning strategies.—Yelena Kuznetsova

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Paying taxes on personal injury awards

Have you ever wondered if personal injury claimants have to pay taxes on the awards they receive? The short answer is that it depends on the nature of the award.—Mary M. Paul

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