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      Want To Give The Kids An Early Inheritance?

      Four Things To Consider

      Submitted by Anné                                  (child, grandchild, or anyone else) per year without any   4. Don’t Touch Your Own Retirement.
      Desormier-Cartwright, Esq.                         gift tax issues at all. You might hear these $14,000 gifts     If the immediate need is great for one or more of your
        If you’re thinking about                         referred to as “annual exclusion” gifts. There are also   children, resist the urge to tap into your retirement accounts
      giving your children their                         ways to make tax-free gifts for educational expenses   to help them out. Make sure your own future is secure before
      inheritance early, you’re                          or medical care, but special rules apply to these gifts.   investing in theirs. It may sound selfish in the short term,
      not alone. A recent Merrill                        Your estate planner can help you successfully navigate   but it’s better than possibly having to lean on your kids for
      Lynch study suggests that                          the maze of tax issues to ensure you and your children   financial help later when your retirement is depleted.
      these days, nearly  two-                           receive the greatest benefit from your giving.      Giving your kids an early inheritance is not only
      thirds of people over the                          2. Gifts That Keep On Giving                      feasible, but it also can be highly fulfilling and rewarding
      age of 50 would rather pass                          One way to make your children’s inheritance go   for all involved. That said, it’s best to involve a trusted
      their assets to the children                       even farther is to give it as an appreciable asset. For   financial advisor  and  an experienced estate planning
      early than make them wait                          example, helping one of your children buy a home could   attorney to help you navigate tax issues and come up
      until the will is read. It can be especially satisfying to   increase the value of your gift considerably as the home   with the best strategy for transferring your assets. Give
      fund our children’s dreams while we’re alive to enjoy   appreciates in value. Likewise, if you have stock in a   us a call today to discuss your options.
      them, and there’s no real financial penalty for doing so,   company that is likely to prosper, gifting some of the     If you have questions about this article or your estate
      provided that you structure the arrangement correctly.   stock to your children could result in greater wealth for   plan and what documents are necessary schedule a
      Here are four important factors to take into account when   them in the future.                      consultation today by calling our office at (561) 694-
      planning to give an early inheritance.             3. One Size Does Not Fit All.                     7827, Anné Desormier-Cartwright, Esq., Elder & Estate
      1. Keep The Tax Codes In Mind.                       Don’t feel pressured to follow the exact same path   Planning Attorneys PA, 480 Maplewood Drive, Suite 3,
        The IRS doesn’t really care whether you give away   for all your children in the name of equal treatment. One   Jupiter, FL 33458.
      your money now or later – the lifetime estate tax   of your children might actually prefer to wait to receive     The content of this article is general and should not be
      exemption  as  of  2016  is  $5.45  million  per  individual,   her inheritance, for example, while another might need   relied upon without review of your specific circumstances
      regardless of when the funds are transferred. So, whether   the money now to start a business. Give yourself the   by competent legal counsel. Reliance on the information
      you give up to $5.45 million away now or wait until you   latitude to do what is best for each child individually;   herein is at your own risk, as it expresses no opinion by
      die with that amount, your estate will not owe any federal   just be willing to communicate your reasoning to the   the firm on your specific circumstances or legal needs.
      estate tax (although, remember, the law is always subject   family to reduce the possibility of misunderstanding or   An attorney client relationship is not created through the
      to change). You can even give up to $14,000 per person   resentment.                                 information provided herein.

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