1734 N.W. Market StreetP. O. Box 17790, Seattle, WA 98127-1300
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Four Tips for Getting Started on Your Estate Plan
MAKE GIFTS! If the total value of your individual estate is more than $2,000,000 you can reduce your exposure to state estate taxes by making gifts. And you can lower your federal estate taxes if your estate is more that $3,500,000. A gift of $13,000 for each individual recipient can be made without incurring any gift tax, but must be done by December 31.
GIFT STRATEGY FOR ASSETS: If you are thinking of giving away an asset that has lost value and is now worth less than the tax basis, you and your intended recipient may be better off if you simply sold the property at a loss and gave the cash to the recipient. You may be able to claim a loss on your income taxes and your recipient won’t be saddled with an asset with a low basis, i.e., a basis pegged on the current lower fair market value.
To comply with the U.S. Treasury regulations, we must inform you that (i) any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this website was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of avoiding U.S. federal tax penalties that may be imposed on such person and (ii) each taxpayer should seek advice from their tax advisor based on the taxpayer's particular circumstances.
We help you plan your future legacy while focusing on your current needs. We foster your values and relationships while protecting your legal rights. Please contact us to schedule a private consultation for your estate plan. We are located in Seattle in the heart of Ballard. Let us be your Seattle Wills and Trusts attorney.
The Van Nuys Law Office PLLC -- your Seattle Wills and Trusts lawyer -- is conveniently located in the heart of Ballard!