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Year: 2022

The Death of a Loved One is Extremely Difficult

Posted in asset protection,IRS,tax planning,taxes on September 26, 2022

The death of a loved one is extremely difficult. This information should help so at least their final tax return will not be a nightmare. After the death of your spouse, their final tax return (Form 1040) should be filed the following April 15th after their death. The preparer will check a box on the… (Keep reading)

Who Owns the Property in a Trust?

Posted in asset protection,trust,trust funds on September 15, 2022

Planning for your family’s future is important, regardless of your assets. Establishing a trust can be a great way to protect assets and ensure your family is taken care of, but it can also be a confusing process. There are many options when it comes to establishing a trust, such as a family trust or… (Keep reading)

Should Your Bank Accounts Be in Your Trust?

Posted in asset protection,trust,trust funds on September 8, 2022

Most people want to ensure that their families will be taken care of after their deaths, but it is not always easy to know how to make that a reality. Establishing a trust is a great way to ensure your loved ones are provided for and receive the correct assets. However, navigating the world of… (Keep reading)

When You’re Self Employed

Posted in asset protection,IRS,nevada business tax,nevada commerce tax,tax planning,taxes on August 18, 2022

A self- employed individual wears two hats for tax purposes, they are both the Employer and the Employee and pay both the Employer and the Employee portions of the FICA and Medicare (Self – Employment) taxes to the IRS.  Self employed individuals fall into three categories.  The first is the Sole Proprietor or Single Member LLC owner… (Keep reading)

What Should You Not Put in a Trust?

Posted in estate planning,trust on August 16, 2022

Creating an estate plan is never an easy subject, and for some, dealing with death in such a cut and dry manner can be quite jarring. Although somewhat uncomfortable, creating an estate plan can help facilitate a smooth posthumous division of your assets that’s in line with your wishes. One key part of an estate… (Keep reading)

What Are the Common Estate Planning Mistakes People Make In Las Vegas, Nevada?

Posted in estate planning on August 15, 2022

Creating a plan for your estate is the best way to ensure the future of your assets. From deciding how to divide your money between your living relatives to ensuring that certain relatives get specific heirlooms, having a sound estate plan can make this process easier on the benefactors of your will. In some situations,… (Keep reading)

Are an Executor and Trustee the Same?

Posted in trust on August 11, 2022

No, they are not the same. The executor is the person who will help execute the plan you laid out in your last will and testament.  Their responsibilities are under the last will and testament to distribute the assets in accordance with the person’s will.  A will in the state of Nevada needs to be probated… (Keep reading)

How Does a Probate Court Transfer Title to Real Estate?

Posted in asset protection,estate planning,probate on August 4, 2022

The answer is: it depends. If the property is community property, i.e., property held by a married couple,  and it is titled as “community property with right of survivorship” then title to the property transfers to the surviving spouse outside of probate. If the property is community property but not titled with rights of survivorship, the surviving… (Keep reading)