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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HOW THE SECURE ACT AFFECTS YOU AND YOUR BENEFICIARIES

The SECURE Act1 makes sweeping changes to the required minimum distribution (“RMD”) rules for retirement accounts. Except for a few types of beneficiaries, it eliminates the most popular tax-advantaged planning feature - the ability of a retirement beneficiary to stretch RMDs over the beneficiary’s life expectancy. The elimination of the stretch fundamentally changes how beneficiaries are taxed…

TIPS FOR THE SMALL EMPLOYER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW ABOUT THE SECURE ACT AND YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN

The SECURE Act, signed into law on December 20, 2019, may help alleviate some of the burdens small employers face when providing retirement plans. Here are a few key things you need to know when evaluating what, if any, changes you should make to take advantage of this new legislation. 

OPEN MULTIPLE EMPLOYER PLANS

While Multiple Employer Plans (or MEPs) are not new to the retirement industry, they…

The Other Probate: A Guide to Ancillary Administration in West Virginia

The Initial Probate

 

Most people are familiar with the concept of probating an estate upon the death of the decedent.  The administration of the decedent’s estate is initiated in the county and state where the decedent lived at the time of his or her death, known as the decedent’s domicile.  Depending on the state in which the decedent lived, the estate administration procedure may be different if…

Estate Planning Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”) into law which makes significant changes to the estate, gift, and generation skipping taxes.

The Tax Act doubles the estate, gift, and generation skipping tax exemptions to approximately $11.2 Million per person for 2018, which provides significant relief for high net worth individuals and families with valuable…

New Audit Rules May Require Amendments to Partnership Agreements and LLC Operating Agreements

Overview.

Effective for tax years beginning on January 1, 2018, the IRS has a new set of rules to govern partnership audit procedures.  Since the vast majority of limited liability companies (LLCs) are taxed as partnerships, these new rules may require amendments to LLC operating agreements as well as partnership agreements to ensure that the economic burden of future tax assessments are allocated…

 

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