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Death of a Loved One

There is a life that needs to be closed out after someone dies, which is often a process that takes time and hard work.  After the appropriate medical professional issues the legal pronouncement of death, and after loved ones arrange the funeral and burial or cremation, the funeral home often helps you obtain one or

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WHAT IS PROBATE? AND WHY DO I NEED TO AVOID IT?

Roger Rabbit:“Yeah. Check the probate. Why, my Uncle Thumper had a problem with HIS probate, and he had to take these big pills, and drink lots of water.” Eddie Valiant:“Not prostate, you idiot. PROBATE.” Roger Rabbit is not the only one confused about what probate is.  While most people today probably have a basic understanding

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Tax Policy in November & in 2021 - Braun Siler Kruzel PC

So, What Happens With Tax Policy in November and in 2021?

Since March 2020, the U.S. Government has spent more than $3 trillion dollars in Coronavirus relief.  The government had previously been running at annual budget deficits of close to $1 trillion dollars per year.  And the nation faces an election in November with a possible change in administrations.  So, what tax changes may be likely? 

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Foundations of Estate Planning - Braun Siler Kruzel PC

Foundations of Estate Planning

Are you interested in estate planning in order to ensure the safety and security of your beneficiaries in the event of your death? Or maybe you own a business or have other unique situations and aren’t sure that a standard Will is enough to protect your assets? If you’ve never dealt with estate planning before,

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SECURE Act Eliminates Stretch IRAs for Many Taxpayer

SECURE Act Eliminates Stretch IRAs for Many Taxpayers

As part of the 2019 year-end legislation, Congress and President Trump passed the SECURE Act.  The SECURE Act was passed to “secure” individuals retirement plan accounts by making several, seemingly modest, changes, including: 1. Distributions from IRAs now can begin at 72 rather than 70 ½ years of age; 2. Allowing penalty free withdrawals from an

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Small Business Owners Should Consider the Paycheck Protection Program-Braun Siler Kruzel PC

Small Business Owners Should Consider the Paycheck Protection Program

As you all know, last week Congress passed, and the President signed into law, a $2.2T recovery act that significantly expanded unemployment insurance protection.  However, the act also included the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) which establishes $349B as a subsidy to closely held business owners for employment taxes, rent, wages, and utilities for keeping

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Death of a Loved One

There is a life that needs to be closed out after someone dies, which is often a process that takes time and hard work.  After the appropriate medical professional issues the legal pronouncement of death, and after loved ones arrange the funeral and burial or cremation, the funeral home often helps you obtain one or

Read More »

WHAT IS PROBATE? AND WHY DO I NEED TO AVOID IT?

Roger Rabbit:“Yeah. Check the probate. Why, my Uncle Thumper had a problem with HIS probate, and he had to take these big pills, and drink lots of water.” Eddie Valiant:“Not prostate, you idiot. PROBATE.” Roger Rabbit is not the only one confused about what probate is.  While most people today probably have a basic understanding

Read More »
Tax Policy in November & in 2021 - Braun Siler Kruzel PC

So, What Happens With Tax Policy in November and in 2021?

Since March 2020, the U.S. Government has spent more than $3 trillion dollars in Coronavirus relief.  The government had previously been running at annual budget deficits of close to $1 trillion dollars per year.  And the nation faces an election in November with a possible change in administrations.  So, what tax changes may be likely? 

Read More »
Foundations of Estate Planning - Braun Siler Kruzel PC

Foundations of Estate Planning

Are you interested in estate planning in order to ensure the safety and security of your beneficiaries in the event of your death? Or maybe you own a business or have other unique situations and aren’t sure that a standard Will is enough to protect your assets? If you’ve never dealt with estate planning before,

Read More »
SECURE Act Eliminates Stretch IRAs for Many Taxpayer

SECURE Act Eliminates Stretch IRAs for Many Taxpayers

As part of the 2019 year-end legislation, Congress and President Trump passed the SECURE Act.  The SECURE Act was passed to “secure” individuals retirement plan accounts by making several, seemingly modest, changes, including: 1. Distributions from IRAs now can begin at 72 rather than 70 ½ years of age; 2. Allowing penalty free withdrawals from an

Read More »
Small Business Owners Should Consider the Paycheck Protection Program-Braun Siler Kruzel PC

Small Business Owners Should Consider the Paycheck Protection Program

As you all know, last week Congress passed, and the President signed into law, a $2.2T recovery act that significantly expanded unemployment insurance protection.  However, the act also included the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) which establishes $349B as a subsidy to closely held business owners for employment taxes, rent, wages, and utilities for keeping

Read More »