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Will the State/Local Income Tax Deduction Disappear?

Probably not. The Wall Street Journal reported today that Republicans are back-peddling on their proposed repeal of the state and local income tax deduction as part of tax reform, primarily because of push-back from lawmakers (D’s and R’s alike) in high income tax...

Niche Estate Planning, SNTs and Gun/NFA Trusts, pt. 3/5

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 6, part 3 of 5. This video focuses on niche-based strategies, including discussion of retirement trusts, special needs trusts and gun trusts...

Tax Reform Outline Released

The Republican-sponsored tax reform proposal released on Wednesday is being touted as the most radical change to the nation’s tax code in decades.  According to the 9-page outline of the “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code,” these proposed changes...

Tax Reform Details Dribble Out…

Some of the expected tax provisions include: Apparently, negotiators are pursuing a corporate rate of 20 percent, despite President Trump’s preference for a 15 percent rate. The plan also sets a slightly higher rate of 25 percent for “pass through” businesses. The...

Niche Estate Planning Strategies, Overview, pt. 1/5

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 6, part 1 of 5. This video focuses on niche-based strategies, including an overview of pet trusts, retirement trusts, special needs trusts, gun...