The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading in the United States and across the globe. Learn what steps you can take to prepare yourself and help prevent its spread. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Preparing for Coronavirus
You likely understand the need for comprehensive estate planning and the importance it plays in your life. You may not, however, be familiar with the concept of legacy planning. Legacy planning lets you leave behind much more of who you are and what made you the person you are today. A better understanding of how you can benefit from legacy planning is the best way to convince you of its importance. Toward that end, a Hauppauge legacy planning attorney at the Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia … [Read more...] about What Is the Difference between Estate Planning and Legacy Planning?
Income tax basis is important in estate planning. This article examines what happens to an asset’s basis when it is gifted. It then examines what happens to the basis of an asset when someone dies with the asset and then bequeaths it to someone. Many people find it surprising that these are treated differently. Income tax basis is an important factor in considering estate planning strategies. Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning … [Read more...] about Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning
Income tax basis is important in tax and estate planning. This article examines the concept of income tax basis, how one acquires a basis, how it gets adjusted, etc. The article then examines how the basis is subtracted from the sale price to determine gain or loss. The next article in the series will examine how income tax basis is an important factor in estate planning. Income Tax Basis … [Read more...] about Income Tax Basis
Trust Protectors are increasingly popular in trusts. This article examines how Trust Protectors can add flexibility to your trust. This flexibility helps achieve your goals and can protect the beneficiaries and Trustee. Use Trust Protectors for Added Protection and Flexibility … [Read more...] about Use Trust Protectors for Added Protection and Flexibility
What’s the right direction for you in planning for the help you might need in the future? Seven in ten of us will need long-term care at some point in our lives. Here are possible paths for covering the assistance you may need. How Will You Obtain the Care You Need? … [Read more...] about How Will You Obtain the Care You Need?
Domestic Asset Protection Trusts are spreading to more jurisdictions. However, their protections may be waning. Read on to learn more about Domestic Asset Protection Trusts. Domestic Asset Protection Trusts … [Read more...] about Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
In the United States, over half the population is without an estate plan, despite the vast majority of those people acknowledging the need to have one in place. What could possibly account for this apparent disparity? When you ask people who do not have an estate plan for an explanation, the most common answer is some variation of “I don’t know where to start.” Between the unfamiliar legal jargon, concepts, and tools and the deeply personal and sensitive nature of estate planning, it should … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Tips for the Beginner
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased the standard deduction amount. However, it also limited itemized deductions for state and local taxes (SALT) on the federal income tax return. Read on to learn what works (and what doesn’t work) to maneuver around the $10,000 SALT limitation. SALT Deduction Limit…Can You Get Around It? … [Read more...] about SALT Deduction Limit…Can You Get Around It?
The New Year is here. Can you do anything to reduce your tax liability for 2018? This article provides a few tax tips now that we’ve begun another year. Read on to learn more. Tax Tips after New Year … [Read more...] about Tax Tips after New Year