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2013 Estate Planning Checklist: Fact & Fiction When Planning For Your Future

2013 Estate Planning Checklist: Fact & Fiction When Planning For Your Future

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Estate Planning isn’t just about tax savings or drafting trusts.  It’s about getting to know a family, understanding their goals, organizing their assets, helping them through the tough times, being an available resource and looking over their shoulder throughout their lifetime.  I don’t know about you, but a checklist helps me stay organized so here is your 2013 …

Don't Bet the Farm - Using an LLC to Protect Your Family

Don’t Bet the Farm – Using an LLC to Protect Your Family

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A farm business or operation can take the form of any number of business entities. Traditionally, farms were either sole proprietorships or partnerships. A number of farms, both large and small, began incorporating (into either s-corp’s or c-corp’s) several decades ago. With favorable changes in the law with regard to LLCs in Ohio, many farmers have begun taking advantage of the many benefits that come with establishing a farm LLC.

Last Minute Tax Strategies for 2012

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Tick Tock. Tick Tock.  

Summer is almost over and the 2010 Tax Act is scheduled to sunset at the end of this year.   The result is the end of the extremely favorable estate, gift and generation skipping (GST) lifetime tax exemption (currently at $5,120,000 per individual or $10,240,000 per couple).  As it currently stands, the rates will drop …