On Oct. 4, the Internal Revenue Service posted final Form 706 for individuals dying in 2012. It posted final updated instructions on Oct. 12. Here’s an overview of the new form and instructions and how they compare to the prior versions.
Sharon L. Klein, managing director & head of wealth advisory at Lazard Wealth Management LLC in New York discusses the impact of new Tennessee legislation that eliminates its gift tax and phases out its inheritance tax
Sharon L. Klein, managing director & head of wealth advisory at Lazard Wealth Management LLC in New York provides highlights of the recently released Internal Revenue Service temporary regulations and proposed rules regarding the portability of the deceased spousal unused exclusion amount.
Variable annuities can offer a number of potential benefits: They can help plan retirement income, generate tax-deferred growth and, with some contracts, protect principal. Yet even advisors, who recognize the benefits of variable annuities acknowledge their drawbacks—particularly their fees and the tax treatment of gains....More
As the industry continues to shift toward fee based business, many advisors are taking a deeper look into their current practice in an effort to align with this trend. The good news is that shifting away from a commission-based model can transform your practice in powerful ways—including increasing the stability of your revenue streams, enhancing client loyalty and potentially boosting the value of your businesses....More