“...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”

— Benjamin Franklin

The NJ Transfer Tax

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Most individuals will not have to worry about Federal Estate Taxes since the federal exemption is now $5.43 million. However, NJ Transfer tax affects the majority of NJ residents. If you are a New Jersey resident and your overall estate is more than $675,000 at the time of your death, you will be subject to… Read more »

On the Edge of the “Fiscal Cliff”

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What is the “Fiscal Cliff”?  A burgeoning federal budget with an almost $16 trillion deficit and several changes to the laws colliding all at the same time.   The Bush tax cuts expiring, the implementation of the new laws from the 2011 Tax Ceiling legislation ready to go in effect (the sequestration issue with automatic budget… Read more »

The 2010 Tax Relief Act

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As I’m sure almost everyone has heard by now, the 2010 Tax Relief Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama.  To many it was surprising enough that they passed anything.  And to see what they actually passed is . . . well, almost unbelievable from an estate planner’s perspective. Here… Read more »


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