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Estate Tax Planning Strategies for the Biden Tax Changes

In the first few months of President Biden’s administration, the focus has been on COVID-19 relief, voting rights, and infrastructure. But President Biden campaigned on changes to the tax system, and you can be sure that, sooner or later, the admin… Read More

How Will Estate Tax Law Change Under the Biden Administration?

In recent years, tax policy has tended to change depending on which political party held the reins in Washington, D.C. These swings are problematic for people making long-term financial decisions; The increasingly dynamic nature of tax law offers a g… Read More

Federal Estate Tax: Current State of the Law

When an individual dies, any assets they own could be subject to federal estate tax. However, under today’s laws, very few estates—only two in a thousand—are likely to pay federal estate tax. That figure could change significantly with the new… Read More

Using Your Tax Refund for Retirement Financial Planning

The tax filing deadline was delayed for three months in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, many of those who filed their taxes in July have recently received their income tax refunds. A tax refund can feel like a windfall, and many pe… Read More

Should You Make Your Business an LLC or S Corporation?

One of the first decisions a business owner is faced with is what business entity they should choose for their company. For many businesses, the choice comes down to two options: a limited liability company (LLC) or S corporation. An S corporation is… Read More

How to Convert a C Corporation to an S Corporation (And Whether You Should)

Since the implementation of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) a couple of years ago, our office has received many inquiries about the benefits of converting an existing C corporation to an S corporation. In this article, we will briefly discus… Read More

Making Gifts to Minors: Pros and Cons

One of the great joys of having worked and saved for most of your adult life is the ability to share your bounty with the people you love, including children and grandchildren. If some of those loved ones are minors, you may be wondering about the wi… Read More

Where Does Your Trust Live (and Why Does It Matter)?

If you have a trust, you probably don’t think of it as having a residence. After all, it’s not a person, or even an entity; technically, a trust is a relationship between the person who created it (the grantor), the person who administers it (the… Read More

Good News Regarding Ohio's 529 Plan and Taxes

In late 2017, the U.S. Congress passed the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Some months later, the Ohio legislature passed, and the governor signed into law, S.B. 22, which incorporated into Ohio income tax law some of the changes in federal tax… Read More

Why You Don't Need to Be Afraid of Irrevocable Trusts in Estate Tax and Asset Protection Planning

You probably know that trusts can be a great tool for avoiding probate, minimizing estate tax, and protecting assets. What you may not know is which type of trust is best for your purposes. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at irrevocable gr… Read More

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