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New Bill Could Make Long-Term Care Insurance More Affordable

Legislation introduced last week in the House of Representatives would reform the tax code in an effort to make long-term care insurance more affordable and accessible for older adults.
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How to Handle Digital Assets in a Will

The rapid rise in circulation and growing popularity of cryptocurrencies is prompting attorneys and estate planners to adjust, as digital assets are inherited through wills, trusts and estates, according to experts who warn of the danger of lost or misappropriated assets.
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What are the Current Gift Tax Limits?

In 2017, Congress doubled the exemption starting in 2018, and the amount will continue to rise with inflation through 2025. This expansion helped reduce the number of taxable estates to about 1,300 for returns filed in 2020 from about 5,200 in 2017, according to the latest IRS data.
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No Will? What Happens Now Can Be a Horror Show

It's hard for a family to recuperate when the patriarchs and matriarchs have gone to glory, leaving a battle for who will carry the family's leadership role and manage the family's transition of wealth.
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How Does Gift Tax Exclusion Work?

In 2022, the annual exclusion for Federal Gift Taxes increased to $16,000 per person per year. Although there is near-universal acceptance of the importance of gifting, there are several issues you should consider before making any gifts.
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What Is Virginia Doing to Protect the Residents of Assisted Living Communities?

Assisted living operators would need to meet new requirements before evicting residents under legislation passed Monday by the Virginia General Assembly. The bill has been sent to Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) for his signature.
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Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Your last will and testament is one of the most important legal documents that you will ever make. It allows you to direct where you want your property, guardianship and debts to go after you die, and allows you to appoint an executor to act out your wishes.
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Cryptocurrency and Estate Planning: What Executors Need to Know

My dad is investing in cryptocurrency! I know nothing about it and, frankly, I am not interested in learning. I think it is a passing fad. When he dies and I am responsible for the distribution of his estate to my siblings, do I need to address the crypto?
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Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Inherited IRAs?

Tax rules on individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are different for inherited IRAs. Some differences are positive.
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Estate Planning Tools and the Ones You Must Have

Like DMX and Prince, many Black Americans have failed to participate in the estate planning process.
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