Steve Oshins & Bob Keebler on Berlinger v. Casselberry: Discretionary Trusts Available to Alimony Creditor Steve Leimberg’s Asset Protection Planning Newsletter

Thanks to generosity of Leimberg Information Services, we are pleased to provide to you a recently published article on LISI, where nationally renowned estate and asset protection attorney, Steve Oshins, and CPA, Bob Keebler, report on a new Florida case determining whether an alimony creditor can access distributions from Florida discretionary trusts. “The uniqueness of this case is that writs of garnishment were applied to discretionary trusts. This violates the general rule that discretionary trusts are protected from all classes of creditors and support trusts (which must rely on their spendthrift provision for protection) are protected from all creditors except…

Leimberg Information Services: 60-Second Planner on Fifth Circuit Affirms Chilton on Inherited IRAs

Reproduced with Permission by and Courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI). For information about how to subscribe to LISI, click here. Nationally renowned CPA, Robert S. Keebler, recently produced an audio recording for Leimberg Information Services on the court ruling in the Chilton case pertaining to Inherited IRAs. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE LEIMBERG 60-SECOND PLANNER RECORDING Special thanks to Robert S. Keebler and Stephan Leimberg for sharing this valuable information! Additionally, Robert Keebler is gearing up for his upcoming Learn it Live 2-day IRA seminar in Green Bay, Wisconsin on May 14-15, 2012 and just announced a…

Leimberg Information Services: 60-Second Planner on President Obama’s Estate & Income Tax Proposal

Reproduced with Permission by and Courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI). For information about how to subscribe to LISI, click here. As mentioned previously by Robert S. Keebler in a previous blog entry, President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget was released on February 13th. Follow this link to get a full copy of the 2013 Budget. The Treasury’s Green Book containing general explanations of the Administration’s revenue proposals can be found here. We now wanted to share with you two Leimberg Information Services, Inc. 60-Second Planner podcasts in response to this budget. One podcast deals with the estate and…

529 Misconceptions About 529 Plans

By Alan S. Gassman J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), Florida State Bar Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates, AEP (Distinguished) Internal Revenue Code Section 529 was enacted in 1996 to allow interest, dividends, and capital gains that occur under mutual fund-like wrappers to be tax-free if the entire fund is spent on qualified educational expenses. The 2017 Tax Act expanded qualified educational expenses to include up to $10,000 per year for kindergarten through 12th grade tuition, beginning in 2018. There are many misconceptions and thousands of mistakes made with respect to 529 plans.  The following list and explanation should be helpful to many. #1. …

Section 199A: Triple Net Leases Considered a Trade or Business?

By Alan S. Gassman J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), Florida State Bar Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates, AEP (Distinguished) and Kelsey Weiss Introduction The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced the new, and sometimes problematic, Section 199A to the Internal Revenue Code. Section 199A was designed to provide taxpayers with a 20% deduction for qualified business income earned through qualifying trades or business. This deduction for business owners was added, most likely, in response to the significant tax cut the Act created for large corporations.1 Unfortunately, there is no single accepted definition of “trade or business,” so many taxpayers are in…

199A – The Real Regulatory Story: Revelations From The Proposed Regulations

By Alan S. Gassman J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), Florida State Bar Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates, AEP (Distinguished) As most estate planners know, the new Section 199A proposed regulations were released earlier in August to great fanfare and curiosity.  My team and I have spent considerable time, already, poring through the language and changes. We were given the opportunity to share our thoughts and summary of these regulations in an article featured on Forbes.com.  To read this article, click here. SECTION 199A RESOURCES Here are some other Section 199A resources that may be of interest to you: PROGRAM REPLAY: “Section 199A…

Section 199A Resources

SECTION 199A E-BOOK Most estate planning professionals are already very well aware that one of the—if not the—most important and valuable provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) is the Code Section 199A and the 20% Qualified Business Income (“QBI”) 20% deduction of non-corporate taxpayers. However, the material surrounding Section 199A is complex and trying to understand and digest what you need to know about it from all of the resources out there can be extremely time-consuming, frustrating, and expensive. This is why you need this in-depth downloadable PDF e-Book at your fingertips! In just over 130 pages,…