Tag: estate planning

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MFA’s Jerry Mahan Named President of Essex County Estate Planning Council

The MFA Companies® is pleased to announce Jerry Mahan has been nominated president of the…

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QPRT: Estate Planning Considerations for Tax Savings

As a result of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which doubled the estate and…

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Wealth Planning Opportunities Post-Tax Reform: Estate Planning Using Trusts

One of the more prominent changes in the 2017 TCJA legislation includes the estate and…

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Protect Your Heirs by Naming a Trust as IRA Beneficiary
Protect Your Heirs by Naming a Trust as IRA Beneficiary

Often, tax-qualified retirement accounts such as IRAs make up a significant part of one's estate.…

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Building an On Off Switch Into Your Estate Plan
An On/Off Switch for Your Estate Plan

When planning your estate, there can be tension between estate tax planning and income tax…

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The Use of an ING Trust to Reduce Your State Income Tax Liabilities
This Type of Trust (ING) Can Reduce Your State Income Tax Liabilities

The term ‘ING’ trust stands for Incomplete Gift Non-Grantor Trust. When a trust is established…

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Settling an Estate Executors Inherit Important Responsibilities
Settling an Estate: Executors Inherit Important Responsibilities

Settling an estate, however, can be a difficult and time-consuming job that could take several…

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What You Can Do With a Will
What You Can Do With a Will

A will is often the cornerstone of an estate plan. Here are five things you…

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Future of the Federal Estate and Gift Tax
Future of the Federal Estate and Gift Tax

While no one can predict the future, the possibility of tax reform is once again…

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The Cost Segregation Study: An Overlooked Estate Planning Tool
The Cost Segregation Study: An Overlooked Estate Planning Tool

Owners of commercial and rental residential real estate often use cost segregation studies to accelerate…

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