Your Taxes, Your Vote

The outcome of the national and state elections will determine what is likely to happen with the Tax Code in the immediate future.  It is fascinating that expert advisors are already setting up on-line and telephone continuing education for immediately after the election on the anticipated new tax codes.  They already have a pretty good... [Read More]

Pending Elections Will Dramatically Impact Both State and Federal Taxes

The Bush Tax Cuts are set to expire on December 31, 2012.  There is a bill in the House of Representatives by the Republicans to extend that for one year.  If it is enacted before December 31, it would extend the tax cuts for one year.  If it is not, the tax cuts would disappear... [Read More]

Regardless of the Election

Regardless of the outcome the federal and state elections, Probate Court Costs in North Carolina can be up to $6,000.00 per person or $12,000.00 per couple.  Administrative costs, much of that including attorney’s fees, will still average 5% to 7% of your assets that move through Probate Court.  The average time to move through Probate... [Read More]

What About the Election?

The outcome of the Presidential Election is unlikely to resolve the Tax Code in 2013.  As most people know, the Bush Tax Cuts of 2001 are set to expire on January 1, 2013.  It has been long anticipated that there would be a one year extension of those tax cuts.  The Republicans in the House... [Read More]

Don’t Wait to Do Estate Planning

Some people are waiting for the Estate Code to settle.  The Bush Tax Cuts of May 2001 expire January 1, 2013.  At that time, the Estate Tax exemption goes back down to roughly $1 million.  Therefore, any assets you own valued at more than $1 million could be subject to federal and state Estate Tax... [Read More]

Taxes Increased Under Obamacare for Investors

Forgotten in the most of the political back and forth over Obamacare, President Obama’s health care law that was passed during his first two years in office while his party held both the White House and both Houses of Congress, was that there is a tax inside that bill.  Most of the news has been... [Read More]

Constantly Update Your Estate Plan

You must update your Estate Plan, including your Trust and Will, constantly.   The reasons you need to update your Estate Plan – Revocable Living Trust, Will, Health Care Powers, etc. – is that three things are always changing:  the law, your relationships, and your assets.   1.   The law is regularly changing by changes in the... [Read More]