What’s trending on NP Trusts & Estates

December 05, 2019

NP Trusts & Estates Blog

Author(s): Mary Ford, Bryce J. Helfer, Mary-Benham B. Nygren, Sarah M. Richards

2020 contribution limits for 401(k)s and IRAs, advanced care planning and more. Here’s what’s trending in estate planning and wealth management.

IRS confirms “clawback” will not apply to gifts made under the increased estate and gift tax exemption

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service recently confirmed that gifts made under the increased gift and estate tax exclusion amounts in effect from 2018 to 2025 will not be adversely impacted when the exclusion amount is scheduled to drop to pre-2018 levels on January 1, 2026. —Sarah Roscioli

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2020 contribution limits for 401(k) and IRAs

The IRS increased the contribution limit amounts for some retirement accounts for 2020. Find out if where you can make additional tax-free contributions for your retirement. —Mary-Benham B. Nygren.

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Advanced care planning can’t start too soon

Baby boomers are entering retirement. Most boomers are unprepared for the probability they will need long-term care. —Mary Ford

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Power of attorney: A powerful estate planning tool

A power of attorney can save your family time and money (and headache) if you later become unable to make financial decisions on your own. If you can contemplate any scenario in which someone might need to act on your behalf related to your finances, you should execute a power of attorney now (while you still can). —Bryce J. Helfer

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2020 Estate, Gift and GST tax exemptions announced by IRS

The IRS released the 2020 Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax lifetime exemption amount. Find out what you can transfer tax-free to family and friends. —Sarah M. Richards

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