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Basic Estate Planning: Miscellaneous Issues
less depending on the applicable exemption amount and tax rate for federal estate tax in the year of ... The maximum federal capital gains rate is currently 15%, which is considerably less than the federal ... a generation-skipping trust will minimize the tax rate and defer the payment of tax indefinitely until a sale is made ...
Basic Estate Planning: Medicare and Medigap
lowest rate applied to those with 2011 income of $85,000 or less (twice that for a couple). In general, ... as income doubles, so do Part B rates, up to a maximum of $319.70 for individual income of $214,000 ... per year. For current rates, call the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (1-800-633-4227). If ...
Basic Estate Planning: Life Insurance
surviving spouse dies. Survivorship policies have lower rates, as the life expectancy for the last surviving ... are some of the rating agencies that compare the financial health of insurance companies (best ratings ... rating or higher. Competitive rates can be obtained with the highest rated companies. Additional ...
Basic Estate Planning: The Nursing Home Dilemma
premium costs will continue to increase with time. The rates are lower for those who purchase at a younger ... year. The cost of nursing home care increases at about that rate each year. If the benefit is ... on your policy is better than a simple rate increase. If the policy doesn't increase the benefit ...
Basic Estate Planning: Tax Basis if Property Is Transferred
same rate as ordinary income. However, retroactive to May 7, 1997, the highest marginal noncorporate ... tax rates for income derived from capital gains on the sale of assets is reduced. In general, capital ... gains that were taxed at 28% are now taxed at only 15%. To qualify for the reduced rate, the assets sold ...
Use of a Brown Mid-Rib Sorghum x Sudangrass Hybrid in a Small Ruminant Parasite Control Program
moist, seedbed at a depth of one-half to one inch. The Ohio Agronomy Guide recommends a seeding rate for ... and the seed was broadcast at a rate of 40 lbs/acre and then cultipacked. Initial growth is generally ... are grazed before they are 18 inches in height. High nitrogen fertilization rates increase the ...
Basic Estate Planning: Giving
but never did it. At any rate, charitable giving has monetary as well as psychological rewards. Giving ... the rate of inflation but rounded down to the nearest $1,000 increment. At the present rate of ... amount to $350,000 ($6 million minus $5 million equals 1 million times a 35% tax rate equals $350,000). ...
Basic Estate Planning: Introduction
derive the most utility from money do not spend and save at the same rate all their lives. During ... drummed into our heads that higher rates of return (interest or dividends) accompany higher risk, and ... conversely, lower rates of return accompany lower risk. Everything else is equal. Therefore, if there is risk ...
Natural Gas Drilling: Questions Residents and Local Leaders Should Be Asking
local services. Should tax rates be increased for everyone rather than just those directly benefiting ...
Soil Terminology and Definitions
Index (C index): A new term explains the simple and integrated index that identifies the rate of carbon ... nutrients. Passive Carbon: Passive pools of carbon that have a slow turnover rate and are more resistant to ...