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Two Estate Planning Strategies to Help Protect Wealth

Two Estate Planning Strategies to Help Protect Wealth

A goal of estate planning is to maximize the wealth that is passed on to one's heirs. In this video, we'll discuss how a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust and an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust may help you minimize estate taxes and protect wealth.
Estate planning after the sale of a business interest

Estate planning after the sale of a business interest

This article discusses estate planning and tax considerations after the sale of a business interest or other liquidity event, including common strategies to reduce estate tax and meet charitable giving goals.
6 Misconceptions of a Revocable Living Trust

6 Misconceptions of a Revocable Living Trust

A revocable living trust, or RLT, offers many benefits, including probate avoidance, privacy, and flexibility in managing assets during one’s life, incapacity, and death. However, despite their popularity as an estate planning tool, there are many misconceptions surrounding revocable trusts that lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Watch this video to learn about the top six misconceptions.
Pugh CPAs welcomes Andi Anderson to the team

Pugh CPAs welcomes Andi Anderson to the team

Pugh CPAs is pleased to announce that Andi Anderson has joined the firm as Officer. Her estate and trust experience will be beneficial in working with clients to help achieve their tax planning goals. In this role, she will also assist clients on entity formation decisions as well as merger and acquisition advisory support.
Protecting Wealth With a Life Insurance Trust

Protecting Wealth With a Life Insurance Trust

A life insurance trust is an estate planning tool for maximizing the value of an estate passed to one's heirs. Learn how a life insurance trust works and how it may help you protect wealth.
Leveraging a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust

Leveraging a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust

The lifetime gift tax exemption is at an all-time high of $11.7 million per individual and $23.4 million per couple but may be reduced in the near future by potential legislation. This video provides an overview of the Spousal Lifetime Access Trust and how it can help couples maximize their lifetime gift tax exemption.
House Ways and Means releases reconciliation tax payfors

House Ways and Means releases reconciliation tax payfors

House Ways and Means issues its discussion draft amendment with revenue items to offset $3.5 trillion spending package.
2021 Gifts – Buyer beware of the risk of retroactivity

2021 Gifts – Buyer beware of the risk of retroactivity

From retroactivity to loss of planning techniques, this year we face a unique set of concerns when considering gift and estate planning.
Donor-Advised Funds: Giving with a Tax Advantage

Donor-Advised Funds: Giving with a Tax Advantage

If you donate to charitable organizations, you might want to consider establishing a donor-advised fund. A donor-advised fund is a charitable tax-saving tool that enables you to maintain a certain level of control over how funds are distributed while receiving immediate tax benefits.
Strategies for Estate Planning

Strategies for Estate Planning

With recent tax changes, it is important to make sure that you are making good choices as it relates to your Estate Plan. The Internal Revenue Service recently increased the estate tax exclusion. While this can be a big benefit, it's important to have strategies in place to ensure you are protecting your assets.
The Why and How of Setting Up a Trust

The Why and How of Setting Up a Trust

There are many different options to provide for your loved ones and a trust may be the best option. Watch now to learn about each type of trust and the benefits they offer.