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Taxes

Minnesota Gift Tax Exclusions

by Jennifer Santini January 16, 2014 Estate Planning 101

I recently mentioned some issues to consider before transferring certain assets, primarily with regards to the MN estate and gift taxes. While we want you to be cautious before making any transfers, we do want […]

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Say What – A New Tax on you in 2013?

by Chris Revak January 14, 2014 Guest Articles

Yup – there is a new tax in town for 2013 and it can add up quick.  You can get hit in two ways:  (1) additional Medicare payroll tax and/or (2) new Medicare contribution tax […]

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New Tax & New Opportunities

by Erik Doerr January 2, 2014 Guest Articles

Well, it’s that time of the year again.  And by that I mean that its tax planning season! I don’t know about you, but I get pretty pumped about it. This year has been fun […]

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10 Items To Remember Heading Into 2014

by Jennifer Santini December 24, 2013 Estate Planning 101

There are a few items we wanted to remind you about as we wrap up the end of the year and look towards 2014. In no particular order they are: 1. Don’t forget that Minnesota […]

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Estate denied property tax refund

by Maggie Green December 19, 2013 Probate

The tax code is riddle with nuances. Some of these nuances are beneficial to clients, others can be frustrating. Recently, I had an estate administration client come to me with a letter from the Minnesota […]

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Giving Thanks

by Jennifer Santini November 28, 2013 Estate Planning 101

On this day of thanks, we wanted to remind you about the various opportunities for giving. Many of our clients have a philanthropic intent but just do not know exactly how to, when to, and […]

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Property and Revocable Trusts – MN Estate Tax Update

by Maggie Green October 23, 2013 Estate Planning 101

Individuals that own property in multiple states often consider placing the property into a revocable trust for planning purposes. While this can be an effective planning technique, there are some important points to consider. For […]

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Think Before You Transfer

by Jennifer Santini October 17, 2013 Estate Planning 101

Clients often talk about transferring property either to other individuals, into a trust, or into a pass-through entity for a wide array of reasons. One of the top reasons is typically to avoid probate. Another […]

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Cancellation of Debt

by Jayne Sykora October 10, 2013 Real Estate

We have written here at Epilawg about a handful of tax topics, mostly related to estate or gift taxes. What has not been discussed is cancellation of debt (C.O.D.) taxation, which could have quite an […]

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Beneficiary Designations and Estate Planning for Retirement Accounts

by Maggie Green October 7, 2013 Estate Planning 101

One of the most commonly overlooked items I see in client’s estate plans and during probate administrations is retirement accounts and their beneficiary designations. I think this has to do with the cumbersome nature of […]

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IRS Adopts “State of Celebration” Rule

by Jamie Held September 26, 2013 In the News

According to the IRS, same-sex couples who were legally married in a jurisdiction recognizing their marriage will be treated as a married couple for federal tax purposes, regardless of where they currently reside.  Revenue Ruling […]

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