Most estates may fall within the exemption level from federal estate taxes but investors still need to plan for the orderly transfer of wealth.
Some estate-planning strategies require action before the end of the year — and clients may want to consider taking advantage of them before they lose the opportunity. Chris Hennessey explains some end-of-the-year gifting and estate-planning advantages. Gift tax exclusion — use it or lose it An individual can gift up to $14,000 per year without
With uncertainty around key tax rates as 2013 nears, many clients are looking for tactical strategies to consider in 2012 while rates are still historically low. In fact, for some clients, tax rates on long-term capital gains cannot go any lower: In the 10% and 15% tax brackets, the capital gains tax rate is zero.