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Thursday, July 23, 2020

What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for Estate Planning?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump in December of 2017. This is considered to be a major piece of tax reform and one that will have significant impacts for the foreseeable future. Some of the major provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act include increases to estate tax and gift tax exemptions to $11.18 million per person and $23.36 million per married couple in 2018.
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Monday, July 20, 2020

What Is an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust (IDGT)?

The impact estate taxes can have on your ability to most effectively transfer wealth to your heirs is an important consideration. Estate taxes, both at the federal and state level, can take a substantial chunk of your estate’s value away from your intended beneficiaries.
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Thursday, June 25, 2020

What Is a Collection Due Process Hearing with the IRS?

The IRS, like every person and organization, is not infallible. They make mistakes. They miscalculate. They try to take collection actions when they may have miscalculated the amount owed. Because these things do happen, the Collection Due Process hearing is made available to taxpayers who disagree with the amount of tax the IRS claims they owe.
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Monday, June 22, 2020

Tax Considerations While Estate Planning

In order to maximize the vast benefits of estate planning, there are many different considerations one must take into account. You must reflect on who you want to leave your assets to and you must take a hard look at the best way to do this.
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

What You Need to Know About the 2020 Tax Deadline Extension

The effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic have been felt across the globe. The U.S. economy has been badly hit and many Americans are suffering financially due to the economic downturn. This is why the U.
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Thursday, May 14, 2020

How Is Someone Declared Legally Incompetent?

Through the guardianship process, a guardian is appointed to an individual who is unable to make decisions on his or her own. The court must decide, based on the evidence presented, whether the individual is truly in need of a guardian. It is a very serious matter as the individual who would be appointed a guardian is set to lose many fundamental rights. In the cases of adults, the decision to pursue Read more . . .

Friday, April 17, 2020

What Is an Offer in Compromise?

Receiving a tax bill is dreaded. It can easily be a substantial bill and one that you might not have prepared for.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How to Prepare for Business Audit

With tax season upon us, one dreaded word looms in the air: Audit. While everyone seems to live in fear of a tax audit, not many people actually know what goes on during an audit.
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Monday, March 16, 2020

What Litigation May Arise During Probate?

Probate involves the administration of a deceased individual’s estate. For instance, the deceased’s assets will be identified, there will be payment of taxes and other outstanding debts, and there will also be the distribution of the deceased’s assets to the legal heirs as provided in the will or by the State’s intestacy laws.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Can You Establish a Trust for Your Pet in Arkansas?

When you are going through the estate planning process, you are really planning a future for you and your family. Family includes loved ones and even friends that have become family. It can also include your pets. Beloved pets are often considered by all to be family members. You may be relieved to know that you can protect your pet’s future in your estate plan.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Can You Contest a Trust in Arkansas?

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There are a number of reasons why someone would want to contest an estate planning document such as a trust or a Read more . . .

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