For married people with large estates, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brings welcome relief from federal estate and gift taxes, as well as the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax. Here’s what you need to know and how to take advantage of the favorable changes. Estate and Gift Tax Basics The TCJA sets the unified… Continue reading

Change is part of life. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has brought sweeping changes to the federal income tax rules for individuals. But how will you and your family be affected? That depends on your specific circumstances. Major life changes—from marriage and birth to divorce and death—can provide opportunities and pitfalls under the… Continue reading

The countdown to Tax Day has begun! The deadline for filing your 2017 individual income tax return this year is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Drawbacks to a Filing Extension Before you file for an extension, be aware of three potential pitfalls: 1. Underpayment penalties. You still must pay your estimated tax liability for 2017 by… Continue reading