Posts Tagged ‘IRS’

IRS Rules that Bitcoins are Not Money

One of the main principles of modern currency is that it must be “fungible” to be considered as money, which means that one unit, say a $100 bill, is able to replace or be replaced by any other $100 bill; that the two are, in essence, identical and mutually interchangeable. Based on that fact, the…

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New IRS Tax Laws Increase Many Trusts' Tax Bills

We recently discussed changes proposed in President Obama’s 2015 budget that would modify Estate and Gift Tax provisions established in the American Taxpayer Relief Act or ATRA, which was passed by Congress in 2013. The proposal, which would take effect in 2018, would restore the Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer (GST) tax rates and parameters…

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New Tax Laws Make Some Trusts' Investment Income Taxable in 2014

An article published on Bloomberg’s website reported on recent changes to the tax laws that make some trusts’ previously-exempt net investment income taxable in 2014. According to the report, Adrienne Mikolashek, an attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, stated, “Once a trust distributes net investment income to a beneficiary under the Internal…

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Asset and Tax Strategies to Protect Your Success

Protect Your Loved Ones with Effective Asset & Tax Strategies

If you are a successful entrepreneur with a business and investment portfolio worth $5M to $100M, the phrase “asset protection” usually revolves around one of a few questions, such as: ? “How do I stop paying so much in taxes?” ? “How do I protect my assets from creditors?” ? “How do I ensure my…

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What Are Estate Tax Exemptions?

What is the Federal Gift Tax?

Two separate estate tax exemptions exist that could apply when leaving assets to family, a lifetime tax exemption and a¬†generation-skipping exemption. Lifetime Tax Exemptions The exemption most typically applied is called the Lifetime Tax Exemption, where each individual has a certain amount of federal tax exemption that they can leave to their heirs, usually a…

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