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A Historic Overview of Legislation
Patricia M. Soldano and Michael Palicz - Trusts & Estates
The Administration of Quiet Trusts And Decanting Trusts
David A. Diamond - Trusts & Estates
Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Turney P. Berry - Trusts & Estates
Tips From the Pros: Don’t Overlook the Power of Powers
Charles A. Redd - Trusts & Estates
Breaking Down the Impact Wall
Lisette Cooper - Trusts & Estates
Special Report: Summaries from the 2016 Heckerling Institute
Special Report: Summaries from the 2015 Heckerling Institute -- 1/05/2015
Clark Decision Complicates Planning for IRA Owners -- 6/12/2014
Quick Take: Recent Cases Allow Probate of Electronic Wills -- 2/14/2014
Special Report: Summaries from the 2014 Heckerling Institute -- 1/10/2014
Ths Sharing Economy Tax Center -- IRS
This page on the IRS website alerts taxpayers to issues that may arise for those participating in ride sharing, home rental or other aspects of the sharing economy.
The ERISA Fiduciary Advisor -- U.S. Department of Labor
The ERISA Fiduciary Advisor provides information and answers to a variety of questions about who is a fiduciary and their responsibilities under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This Advisor was developed by the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in its continuing effort to increase awareness and understanding about basic fiduciary responsibilities when operating a retirement plan.
The IRA Investor Profile: Roth IRA Investors’ Activity, 2007–2014
From the Investment Company Institute. Analysis of the contribution, conversion, rollover, withdrawal, and asset allocation activity of 2.3 million consistent Roth IRA investors—those with accounts in every year from 2007 through 2014—can show how consistent Roth IRA investors fared during and after the financial crisis. In addition, analysis of a snapshot of 5.4 million Roth IRA investors in 2014 can provide more detailed insight into how individuals manage their Roth IRAs. This report offers such an analysis.
AICPA Comments on Form 990 and Instructions
June 30, 2016 letter on behalf of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers comments on Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, and the related instructions. The comments include recommendations for the 2016 forms and instructions, while indicating the importance and urgency of each recommendation.
State-By State Guide to Taxes & Creditor Protection
This interactive map from John Hancock summarizes state laws on maximum income tax rates, state death taxes, and creditor protection laws.