RMDs are suspended for 2020, including inherited IRAs as well as traditional IRAs of those over age 70½. We answer two of the most common questions we’ve received in this post.
With the economy in turmoil and business uncertainty looming, many of our clients are seeking guidance on how to proceed. One great option is to seek a SBA loan to cover salary expenditures, rent, and utilities for 8 weeks. We outline some of the SBA loan requirements below and are happy to work with you to get your financial packages in order so you may present them to a SBA lender.
In this time of uncertainty, Smith Leonard is working diligently to ensure optimal client service while following policies and procedures that protect our team members, clients, and communities. Learn more about our readiness plan and how we are handling the impact of the coronavirus in our business.
As 2019 comes to a close, we encourage you to consider year-end planning to take advantage of opportunities to reduce your tax bill and prepare for the year ahead. View our business and individual tax planning guides.
With the federal gift and estate tax exemption at $11.40 million for 2019, people whose estates are below the exemption amount are shifting their focus to income tax reduction. High-income taxpayers, particularly those who live in high-income-tax states, may want to consider incomplete nongrantor trusts, which make it possible to eliminate state taxes on trust income.
Did you know that an ESOP can be a powerful estate planning tool? It can help you address several planning challenges, including lack of liquidity and the need to provide for children outside the business.
What if the unthinkable happens and your spouse dies unexpectedly? Would you be prepared to cope emotionally and financially? As the surviving spouse, you’ll face several tasks and challenges.
Jimmy Eggers has been promoted Tax Partner at Smith Leonard PLLC effective January 1, 2019. He specializes in tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses along with their respective owners and comprehensive financial planning for high net worth families.