Brad Burlingham

Leaving a Legacy Edition

Read our Q4 2021 newsletter on leaving a legacy via strategic estate planning. We provide 10 articles with guidance on if you need an estate plan; types, features and taxation of trusts; how to set up trust funds for (grand)children; how to talk to your children about your estate; small-business transfer strategies; estate planning for the nontraditional family; how property titling can affect your estate plan. We also discuss what to do with your estate plan after getting a divorce or losing a loved one. We also introduce a new strategic alliance we formed with First Covenant Trust to offer our clients a full range of trust solutions.

Taxation of Inherited IRA Assets

If you have recently inherited an IRA, may receive an inherited IRA in your future or are passing along your IRA to beneficiaries, it is important for you to be aware of the taxation of inherited IRA assets. Specifically, IRS requires you to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from an inherited IRA. Since IRA accounts are typically funded with all — or almost all — pretax funds, every distribution from an IRA is taxed as ordinary income and can have a considerable effect on your tax liability. There have always been rules to require taxpayers to take these distributions and pay tax on them, but these rules have changed significantly in the last couple of years.

Parsec Q2 2021 Economic & Tax Webinar

Parsec President and Chief Investment Officer Bill Hansen discusses economic highlights from the second quarter of 2021. Parsec Co-Directors of Tax Services Larry Harris and Brad Burlingham review current estate and gift tax laws and discuss the Biden administration’s proposal as it currently stands. We end by answering your questions submitted during registration.

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Take Advantage of Tax Rules To Decrease Your Debt Service Expense

Debt can sure come in handy when buying a major asset like a house or car or managing unexpected expenses. Thankfully, the interest you pay on this debt can often provide a helpful deduction on your tax return. However, the IRS is very specific regarding the situations where interest is or is not deductible. The rules can be quite complex, so a discussion with your tax professional is always a good idea. Here are several typical examples of how the IRS treats interest payments.

Estimated Tax Payments

What a relief it is as individual taxpayers to get our pesky income tax return filed on July 15 (or sometime thereafter, on extension) and have the IRS leave us alone for another year, right? Well – maybe, depending on your income and income tax withholding on said income.