tax planning

Estate Tax, Inheritance Tax, Estate and Gift Tax Lifetime Exclusion Amount, Gifting While the LEA is at its Current Level, Annual Gift Tax Exclusion, Inherited Basis, Capital Gains Rates,  Tax Planning

Where is the Federal Estate Tax Going?

Estate and Gift Tax Lifetime Exclusion Amount The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA, often referred to as tax reform) generally went into effect in 2018. Tax Reform increased the federal estate and gift tax lifetime … Read More

Tax Issues When Married to a Foreign Spouse?

Are you married to a foreign spouse? A non-resident of the USA?

A foreign spouse or as the IRS puts it, a nonresident alien, what is that, you may wonder?  In this day and age, with businesses going global and worldwide travel being so easy, it is more and more common to see marriages take place between a U.S. citizen/non-U.S. citizen who is a resident of another country. These marriages trigger significant tax consequences.

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Lost Your Job: What About Taxes?

If you have lost your job, there are a number of tax issues that you may come across. How you deal with these issues can impact both your taxes and your finances. The following are typical issues you could experience, along with their tax treatment:

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Itemized Deductions, Should I Itemize My Tax Deductions?

Itemized deductions, what are the income limitations? Who qualifies for the standard deduction? Who is not allowed to use the standard deduction? How do I phase-out itemized deductions? All these questions may be running through your … Read More