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Tax Planning

Gregory S. DuPont, JD, CFP

What the Last Surviving Spouse Rule Means for Estate Taxes

40% estate tax could apply to gifts over approximately $6.4 million come 2026. Many families with high net worth will need to reevaluate their estate plans and adjust strategies to preserve their property and investments. One strategy is to take advantage of the deceased spousal unused exclusion amount (DSUEA)

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Jennifer Short

Estate Planning for Lottery Winners

If you're fortunate enough to have a winning lottery ticket, it is important to carefully consider how you want to handle your unexpected windfall. There is an unfortunate pattern of lottery winners blowing their new wealth. You don't want to be one of them, even if your prize is much smaller than those mentioned.

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Jennifer Short, JD

Estate Planning for Expatriates

If you're looking to move overseas, taxation and estate planning issues need to be considered. Escaping Uncle Sam is not as easy as hopping on a plane to a far-flung location. Americans living overseas retain financial obligations to the US government. Expatriates who live and own assets in more than one country need an estate plan that reflects their international life.

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Gregory S. DuPont, JD, CFP

Using Trusts to Hedge Against Estate and Gift Taxes

Gift and estate tax consequences can threaten this goal of sharing wealth. By crafting a comprehensive estate plan, we can address these concerns and protect high-net-worth clients from excess taxes. The following three types of trusts may assist high-net-worth clients in sharing their wealth in a tax-advantageous way.

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