Category: Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Individuals, Businesses Receive More Incentives to Make Charitable Donations in 2020 by Jack Winter, CPA


Posted on June 02, 2020 by Jack Winter

The financial impact of the COVID-19 health crisis will leave a lasting impression on individuals and businesses throughout the world. For nonprofit organizations that rely on public donations to fund research and services for those in need, the pandemic can be devastating. In response, the CARES Act offers U.S. individuals and businesses greater incentives to […]

Estate Planning in the Time of COVID-19 by Christopher Taarick, JD, LLM


Posted on May 22, 2020 by Christopher Taarick

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it, threatening our physical and financial well-being, potentially for years to come. Just as social distancing and other safer-at-home measures have been implemented to help you protect your health, there are some estate planning strategies you should consider at this time to help you protect your […]

UPDATED – Retirement Savers, Retirees Receive Penalty-Free Financial Relief Under CARES Act by Joanie B. Stein, CPA


Posted on May 20, 2020 by Joanie Stein

The CARES Act lifts restrictions on 401(k) plans, IRAs and certain other retirement savings plans to provide plan participants with immediate financial assistance and make it easier for employers to adopt these critical relief provision. It is important for plan sponsors to weigh the benefits of these relief measures and recognize the specific administrative rules they […]

Now is a Good Time to Accelerate Estate Planning by Jeffrey M. Mutnik, CPA/PFS


Posted on March 16, 2020 by Jeffrey Mutnik

Global equity markets declined dramatically on March 12, as fear and uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continued to mount. U.S. stocks took their biggest single-day drop since 1987, bringing the country’s longest economic expansion in history to a screeching halt. Whether the financial damage to investors’ portfolios will continue is unknown. Yet, based […]

Tax-Efficient Planning Strategies for Art Collectors by Lewis Kevelson, CPA


Posted on January 09, 2020 by Lewis Kevelson

Art collectors who accumulate artwork over their lifetimes tend to have limited interest in selling any of the pieces in their collections, according to a recent study conducted by UBS. Instead, most collectors develop an emotional attachment to the artwork they acquire and prefer to display their collections in their homes for their own personal […]