The Irrevocable Trust Revenue Ruling Nothing Burger

The Irrevocable Trust Revenue Ruling Nothing Burger by The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci

New revenue ruling on irrevocable trusts and why it doesn’t mean anything new. There has been a lot of buzz in the estate planning news world about a catastrophic revenue ruling by the IRS. Professional journals and news outlets are screaming about how the IRS is quietly taking away your precious tax breaks when it […]

Charity Minefields in Estate Planning

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Charity Giving Giving to charities through gifting and estate planning can provide many rewards, and not just a good feeling knowing you are helping others. There are plenty of tax breaks that can come along with being charitable. However, there are also several minefields that can unintentionally hurt you and your loved ones if the […]

The Married ABC Trust and Tax ID Numbers

Married ABC Trust

A big thanks to a subscriber who sent in a question about the “Married ABC Trust” and how the tax ID numbers work. In this video, I explain how the trust works while both members of a married couple are alive, and then how the tax-saving A, B, and C subtrust “compartments” work when the […]

This Is A Deed Scam

Real and Fake Envelopes

[Below is a reprint of a previously published article, but the situation keeps coming up. Considering my clients keep getting what they think are bills, it’s worth periodically sending this out.] Unfortunately, this is now happening on a consistent basis. Some of our clients are being targeted in a deed scam. I’m not talking about […]

How to Choose a Tax Preparer

WHAT ARE THE PREPARERS QUALIFICATIONS?: All tax preparers are required to have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Ask what license(s) they have (Enrolled Agent, CPA, or Attorney). You want your preparer to at least be a Registered Tax Return Preparer and have met minimal competency requirements. Ask if they are affiliated with any professional organizations. Most professional organizations require their members to take continuing education.

Attorney Earns CMP™ Designation

The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC is pleased to announce that Mr. Marsocci has earned the Certified Medicaid Planner™ designation in order to better serve his clients and their families in preparing for or dealing with a long term health care crisis. A Certified Medicaid Planner™, also known as a CMP™, is a […]

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