How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect your estate plan?

January 3, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) reduces individual and corporate tax rates, eliminates a host of deductions and credits, enhances other breaks and makes numerous additional changes. One thing the TCJA doesn’t do is repeal the federal gift and estate tax, as originally contemplated by the House of […]

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Congress passes biggest tax bill since 1986

December 25, 2017

On December 20, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), which the Senate had passed the previous day. It’s the most sweeping tax legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The bill makes small reductions to income tax rates for most individual tax brackets, significantly reduces the income tax […]

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2018 gift tax exclusion rises to $15,000; other cost-of-living adjustments increase modestly

November 8, 2017

The IRS recently issued its 2018 cost-of-living adjustments. In a nutshell, to account for inflation, many amounts increased, but some stayed at 2017 levels. As you implement 2017 year-end tax planning strategies, be sure to take these 2018 adjustments into account in your planning. (However, keep in mind that, if Congress passes a new tax […]

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