Financial Planning Insights

Michael B. Fischer and Frederic Behrens

Estate Planning

What Is New York’s Estate Tax Cliff?

January 22, 2023   -   As part of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the U.S. federal estate tax exemption amount increased to approximately $12.92 million per individual or $25.84 million per couple (2023). As a result, many families are no longer subject to federal estate tax due to the high estate tax exemption amounts. However, several individual states […]

Steven J. Giacona

Partner & Market Leader

Financial Planning

Domicile vs. Tax Residency: What Is Domicile and How Do You Change It?

As a CPA and financial advisor, clients often ask me for ways to reduce taxes. Since the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which limited state and local tax deductions to $10,000, many clients, particularly residents of high-tax states such as New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, have raised the question […]

Frederic Behrens

Partner

Cross-Border Planning

Receiving an Inheritance From Abroad: Special Considerations for U.S. Taxpayers

It is increasingly common for individuals living in the United States or U.S. citizens living abroad to receive an inheritance from a non-U.S. person (for purposes of this article a non-U.S. person is defined as someone who is not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or otherwise considered a U.S. domiciliary resident). Receiving an inheritance from […]

Frederic Behrens

Partner

Cross-Border Planning

Guide to Financial Planning for Non-U.S. Citizens Living in the United States

Those living (or soon to be living) in the United States on a green card or U.S employment visa face many financial, tax and legal issues that average American citizens do not. Unfamiliarity with the U.S. tax and legal environment often leads to poor long-term financial planning decisions and costly mistakes. To make cross-border financial […]

Mariella Foley

Partner

Financial Planning

Splitting Retirement Accounts in Divorce

When going through a divorce, the process of dividing assets can be a frustrating and confusing one.  Retirement assets are an important issue in any divorce proceeding, since, after the marital home, they often represent the largest category of marital assets to be divided in a divorce settlement. Accounts that fall into this retirement category […]

Mariella Foley

Partner

Financial Planning

Dividing Retirement Assets in Divorce With a Qualified Domestic Relations Order

Retirement assets are an important issue in any divorce proceeding. After the marital home, retirement assets often represent the largest category of marital assets to be divided in a divorce settlement. These assets can include 401(k)s, 403(b)s, IRAs and pension benefits provided by an employer’s defined benefit plan. Divorcing spouses will often seek to divide […]

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