Steve Oshins’ 3rd Annual Domestic Asset Protection Trust Ranking Chart
Thanks to the generosity of nationally renowned estate planning and asset protection attorney, Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP (Distinguished) for providing his 3rd Annual Domestic Asset Protection Trust Ranking Chart. For the first time since the chart was originally created, this chart now assigns numerical rankings to each DAPT state. The approximate weights assigned to each variable are listed. However, please note that in the interests of impartiality, since Nevada is the only state (of the top eight states per the rankings) that doesn’t allow divorcing spouses to access its DAPTs, Steve added a lot of subjective bonus points to the non-Nevada jurisdictions in order for the “Total Score” to not be too skewed.
Traditional IRA Distribution Flowchart
Thanks to the generosity of nationally renowned CPA and IRA Expert, Robert S. Keebler, we are providing to you his updated Traditional IRA Distribution Flowchart.
Updated Understanding the 3.8% Health Care Surtax Chart
In late March, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law that was signed on March 23, 2010. Accordingly, Robert S. Keebler updated his Understanding the 3.8% Health Care Surtax chart to reflect the new Medicare surtax. This law imposes a 3.8% tax on unearned income, such as interest, dividends, rents, royalties and certain capital gains, for higher income taxpayers (and trusts and estates).