This blog is the first part in a three part series that will discuss the impact of certain tax related matters on Estate Planning.
Estate Planning attorneys typically counsel people on the following tax planning matters:
An Estate Tax is a tax on someone’s right to transfer property at his or her death. It consists, in basic terms, of the property someone owns or controls when he or she passes away. There is both a Federal Estate Tax and a Massachusetts Estate Tax. Under the Federal Estate Tax system, a person’s estate gets taxed if he or she has a “taxable estate” over $5,340,000.00 (as adjusted for inflation). However, under the Massachusetts Estate Tax system, a person’s estate gets taxed if he or she has a “taxable estate” over $1,000,000.00.
The following items may be includable in a person’s taxable estate for Estate Tax purposes:
With proper Estate Planning and advice from counsel, a person can reduce or eliminate certain estate tax liabilities.
Peter A. Moustakis is the founder of Moustakis Law LLC
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