IRS Reveals 2017 Estate and Gift Tax Limits

On December 30, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the federal estate and gift tax limits for 2017, based on inflation. Here’s the breakdown of some of the most significant changes put in place for the coming year: Estate and gift tax exemptions for individuals are set at $5.49 million. Estate and gift tax exemptions for married couples are set at $10.98 million. The annual gift exclusion for 2017 is $14,000. To shed some more light on what these exemptions and exclusions mean –…
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Top 5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Digital Assets

On December 15, 2016

Incorporating digital assets in your estate plan can be an important part of developing a comprehensive estate plan. Here are some helpful tips to get you started thinking about – and properly managing – your digital assets so they aren’t compromised (or forgotten about) in the future: Keep a list of your online accounts – In other words, develop an “inventory” of all of your accounts and assets that are kept (or managed) online. This can include retirement accounts, bank…
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