What's trending on NP Trusts & Estates

December 06, 2016

Author(s): Stephanie A. Bruno, Jo-Ann Martin, Alyson L. Stevenson

What are a household employer’s responsibilities, how revocable and irrevocable trusts differ, using a qualified personal residence trust, five steps to protect a decedent’s identity, rules for different types of IRAs, and more. Here’s what’s trending in estate planning and wealth management.


Revocable and Irrevocable trusts — What’s the difference?

Have you ever wondered how revocable and irrevocable trusts differ?—Stephanie A. Bruno

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What is a QTIP trust?

A QTIP trust is a planning method used by married couples to address a variety of tax and non-tax estate planning concerns.—Sarah J. Brownlow

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What is a QPRT? And how is it used?

A QPRT can be an effective planning technique for your primary residence or vacation home.—Sarah J. Brownlow

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What is a SLAT?

A SLAT is an attractive estate planning tool for a grantor looking to make a large taxable gift that ensures that his or her spouse can access funds in the future, if necessary.—Kenneth F. Hunt

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Estate Administration

Steps to protect a decedent’s identity

Personal identities of decedents are stolen too. There are ways to minimize the chance of this happening to your loved one.—Jo-Ann Silva Martin

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Income Tax

Are you a household employer? What are your responsibilities?

There have been several high-profile cases, including one involving an attorney general nominee, where individuals have been caught paying domestic workers their wages in cash and not reporting the wages paid to the IRS and state taxing authorities. In some cases, the domestic workers were also undocumented immigrants.—Ronald J. Leveille

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IRAs: contribution rules and income tax deductions

What are the rules for different types of Individual Retirement Accounts?—Alyson Stevenson

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