Larry Harris

The Expanded Portability for Estate Tax Exclusion

Recently we have filed several estate tax returns to take advantage of the portability of a deceased spouse’s unused exclusion (DSUE). The gift and estate lifetime exemption is $12.06 million in 2022 for each taxpayer. That means that a married couple will not pay tax on $24.12 million in 2022. Assuming no legislation is introduced, this amount will be halved starting on January 1, 2026.

Thrive by Planning for the Unknown Edition

Our Q1 newsletter focuses on planning for the unknown. CEO Rick Manske begins with outlining the importance of implementing financial family fire drills. Sr. Financial Advisor Travis Boyer writes about handling risk and Director of Investment Management Sarah DerGarabedian discusses mindful investing and how according to Seinfeld, “Anything’s possible!” Financial Advisor Scott Kittrell outlines how to manage the increasing cost of health care, and Sr. Financial Advisor Michael Baughman covers how to determine if you need health insurance. Manager of Financial Planning Judson Meinhart provides helpful tables to fill out to determine if you have adequate property and casualty insurance. Co-Director of Tax Services Larry Harris writes about tax planning unknowns. We hope you find this edition insightful!

Happy Donating!

As we approach the end of the year and the holiday season, we seem to be bombarded with opportunities for charitable giving. Happily, many of us answer this call and donate generously to our favorite charitable organizations. Your generosity may also be beneficial at tax time if you remember a few tax implications of donations …

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