Tax and Estate Plans


The Delaware Income Tax Advantage for Trusts
Jeff C. Wolken, Wilmington Trust
Recent changes in the federal tax laws have provided a renewed focus on state income taxes and strategies available to minimize these taxes. While personal trusts have been used most commonly as
The Evaluation of Tax Liabilities
For private wealth clients, the consideration of tax liabilities adds another wrinkle to already complex investment decisions. It is vital for high-net-worth individuals and families to weigh the tax
Seven Fundamental Principles of a 1031 Exchange
Plante Moran
1031 Exchange, commonly known as like-kind exchange, can be a smart tax strategy for business owners who also own or invest in real estate. Understanding seven basic fundamentals of a 1031 exchange
Entrepreneurialism Through Trusts: Including Direct Investments in Trust Structures
Many of the wealthiest and most sophisticated families are reconnecting to their family roots in entrepreneurship and are investing in, and managing, direct investments using thoughtfully designed
Creative Trust Planning for Real Estate Investors and Developers
Wilmington Trust
Tax reform has created major changes and opportunities for high-net-worth taxpayers, particularly those who are real estate investors and developers. The creation of the Internal Revenue Code section
Taxachusetts No More: "Millionaire's Tax" Denied
Ballentine Partners
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that a ballot initiative that would have had Bay Staters vote this November to raise the state income on its wealthiest residents is
Five Tax Reform Strategies for Business Owners
Jonathan Fitzgerald, Wilmington Trust
With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in late 2017, virtually all areas of federal tax law saw sweeping changes. As a business owner, it’s particularly important to understand how these
In the Wake of Federal Tax Reform, Family Offices Should Consider Restructuring
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Federal tax reform has potentially and perhaps unexpectedly increased the tax liability for families by destroying the deduction for investment expenses. However, the recent United States Tax Court
New "Qualified Opportunity Zone" Program
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
As part of federal tax reform, Congress created a new “Qualified Opportunity Zone” program to encourage investment in businesses that are located in low-income communities. Under this
The Impact of Tax Reform on Divorce
Blair C. Talty, Wilmington Trust
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is sweeping in its reach, and divorce situations are not immune from its influence. The new tax law changes the tax treatment of alimony for both the payer and the