If you invest in real estate property or other high-value holdings, you may owe the federal government and your state capital gains taxes if you sell the property and profit from it. These taxes can significantly reduce how much you benefit from the sale. Furthermore, gains not secured in a trust are subject to probate if you hold them in your estate to pass on to your heirs.
Tax Deferrals for Short-Term vs. Long-Term Tax Deferrals: Why It Matters
The federal government considers anything you own or use as a capital asset, including your financial investments. In other words, it has a monetary value. If you sell these assets, the difference between the price you paid for it — adjusted to reflect valuation changes since purchase — and the sale price is a capital gain or loss.
Transition Strategies for Family Businesses
If your family is like many who own a business, you intend to keep it in the family across generations. However, it is also an asset that offers potential security after you pass, regardless of whether the company remains in the family.
Tax Tips for the New Year
As the new year rolls in, it’s time to start thinking about your taxes. You may think the time has passed to alter how much you owe on your tax bill. However, there are a few steps you can take after the first of the year that may make a significant difference in what you owe the government.
Qualified Opportunity Zones: What You Should Know
A Qualified Opportunity Zone is an economically distressed community within the United States. The US Census defines potential qualified opportunity zones, and then a state governor nominates them: the Secretary of the Treasury certifies them.