3 Overlooked Tax Breaks Your Home May Be Able To Cash In On
Minimize what you’ll owe and maximize what you’ll get back at tax time.
People are always making moves (real estate and otherwise) to minimize what they owe and maximize tax returns. But understanding if you’re eligible for tax breaks can be daunting. The tax code is 4 million words and more than 70,000 pages long.
To ensure you’re not…
Trumpeting 10 Year-End Tax Strategies Before They Evaporate
In light of Donald Trump’s election and his pre-election platform to reduce marginal income tax rates, there are several planning strategies that should be considered as part of your client’s year-end planning. John O. McManus, founding principal of McManus & Associates, provides his top 10 actions for you to advise your client to take now.
Donald Trump’s Death Tax Proposal – A Non-Partisan View
As this time, it is difficult to determine what the specific provisions of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s tax proposals will be; however, it is important to highlight the types of planning that are not likely to be affected, and therefore could, and should, continue.
First, in 2016, federal estate and gift taxes became an issue for estates (including life insurance that isn’t…
IRS Denies IRC Section 1035 Tax Deferral in Annuity Exchange
Taxpayer’s receipt of outright cash from original insurance company barred non-recognition
A taxpayer inherited an interest in an annuity from his late father. The taxpayer wished to exchange his interest in the inherited annuity for an annuity sold by a different insurance company. With the intent of qualifying the transaction as a permissible tax-free exchange, he mistakenly requested a “Lump Sum…
U.S. Tax Court Update
Part I of this article highlights notable 4th Quarter 2015 U.S. Tax Court Cases that will be of interest to valuation practitioners and business advisors. Estate of Purdue reminds us that taxpayers need to address 2036(a) concerns and establish a non-tax reason. In addition, the case reminds us that gifting an equity or LLC interest may not qualify as a present interest for gift tax purposes….