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Adobe PDFThe Sky is Really Falling
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
The advent of the early 2013 Congressional $5.0 million estate exemption also gave us a vastly more complicated income tax system that will apply to a large number of estates.

 

Adobe PDFAn Estate Planning Speaking Opportunity for You
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
In my view the current marketing of estate / trust planning focuses too exclusively on the top 1% percent of the population who face a threat of estate tax.

 

Adobe PDFThe Groundhog Day Movie [Justice vs. Mercy]
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014
Sometimes an unplanned array of events will plant a seed of thought that produces an email topic I hope has broad appeal to readers. Three items recently drew my attention to the idea of justice vs. mercy. Not from a religious perspective; but rather from my view as a lawyer.

 

Adobe PDFPart 2. Congress is Brilliant. What $$$ Will Your Credit-Shelter Trust Cost You?
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014
In a brilliant, crafty, stealth manner, Congress has converted our death tax into a new income tax paradigm for most married couples who otherwise will never pay estate tax.

 

Adobe PDFPart 1. Congress is Brilliant: Why 99% of "Poor" Taxpayers Now Hold the Short End of the Stick
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
There are estimates that only about 0.14% of estates (14 out of 1000) will now face the threat of paying federal estate tax. This is the result of Congress in early 2013 enacting the inflation-adjusted $5.0 million federal estate exemption. This is an inflation-adjusted $10 million combined...

 

HTMLQuality Stores Day Of Reckoning Draws Near - What Should Employers Be Thinking About?
Philip Karter; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 16, 2014
The Quality Stores employment tax refund case was argued before the Supreme Court on January 14, 2014. An explanation about the issue at stake can be found in prior Taxblawg.net postings. Although the outcome of the case remains in doubt, the possibility of a taxpayer victory means that employers...

 

Adobe PDFMy Gold Standard: the Inter-Vivos QTIP Trust
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 9, 2014
The inter-vivos QTIP trust is my personal choice for my own family’s estate planning. The inter-vivos QTIP is a trust you create and fund now. It also can become the pour-over, continuing trust for the benefit of your children after both spouses’ deaths. Inter-vivos means you create and...

 

Adobe PDFRereading the Book: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013
This is not a technical or planning alert, in the event you wish to stop reading at this point. Rather, it includes a couple of key thoughts in response to my recent second reading of the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Persig. I first read this book during college in the...

 

Adobe PDFWill You Be Burdened with “Unknown Unknowns”?
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013
About 10 years ago, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld used ‘unknown unknowns’ as a figure-of-speech that I have always liked. He said, in part: “. . . We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also...

 

HTMLWhat Happens If We Abolish the IRS?
George W. Connelly; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 25, 2013
Hardly a day goes by when some politician or editorial person doesn’t suggest that we don’t need the IRS or should simply do away with it. Most of them come in connection with suggestions for changing the tax system to something like a national retail sales tax. What these people fail...

 


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