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WILL THE US GOVERNMENT REALLY KILL THE DEATH TAX? [ESTATE TAX]

The “death tax” is a cynical name for the estate tax paid when a wealthy person dies. Under current law, the tax does not kick in until a person kicks off, and even then, only if a person leaves more than $5.25 million behind. But when it does take effect, it is large: 40%. So, […]

KFNX RADIO SHOW WITH CLINT W. SMITH, J.D. | APRIL 8, 2014 | ESTATE PLANNING

What’s important to know about Estate Planning? Clint W. Smith explains it on the KFNX Radio Show. (22 minutes)

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WHEN DO I NEED A FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP?

Family Limited Partnerships What is a Family Limited Partnership? It is a simply a limited partnership that is set up under the law to protect assets and pass them to the next generation. Generally it is part of an estate plan. When I refer to a Family Limited Partnership (FLP), it could also be a […]

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ESTATE PLANNING – NEW BOOK CAN BRING PEACE OF MIND

Most people spend more time planning their family vacation than they do planning their demise. I know that’s not a happy thing to think about, but the fact is, you need to plan for it. People who die without an estate plan wreak lots of havoc in the lives of their loved ones. Too often […]

ESTATE PLANNING WITH A BUSINESS

Let’s talk a little bit about family businesses. A lot of people have had this experience: A first-generation works hard, creates wealth, maybe a string of, let’s call it, tire stores. And that family is very successful, they open two or three more and each of the sons perhaps gets to operate their own operation […]