Estate Tax to Temporarily Expire Until Next Year – Now the Really Bad News

Given the depressed value of many real estate and investment portfolios, there has never been a more tax efficient and advantageous time to implement the right kind of estate planning, start transferring assets at their current value and improve and tune up the life insurance components of your planning, here’s why:

The 45 percent tax on estates of over $3.5 million for individuals, or $7 million per couple, is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2009, only to return in 2011 at a 55 percent rate for all estates of over $1 million. During 2010, estates would be taxed at the capital gains rate of 15 to 28 percent when heirs sell off more than $1.3 million in inherited assets.

Call us for help in making sure that 55% of your life’s work is not lost to a system that is VOLUNTARY – that’s right, I said ESTATE TAX IS VOLUNTARY. Why? Because the law allows you to structure, transfer and insure you way to ZERO estate tax liability if you are willing to put a small amount of time, money and effort into it.


See the whole story here: http://www.webcpa.com/news/Estate-Tax-Temporarily-Expire-Until-Next-Year-52743-1.html?ET=webcpa:e623:134343a:&st=email

Yours, Ike

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