3 ways to soften the blow of estate taxes
Abstract: Reports of the death of the federal estate tax have been greatly exaggerated. True, as of this writing, the estate tax is scheduled for repeal in 2010, but many experts expect Congress to “repeal the repeal” and preserve the tax. Because the estate tax appears to be here to stay, you and your family need to be aware of the tax-reducing strategies that can be implemented during one’s lifetime and even after one’s death. This article explains three postmortem moves an executor can make to reduce an estate’s tax bill.