Gift & Estate Planning Services – Vaughn Henry & Associates
Gift & Estate Planning Services
Estate planning services and wealth conservation programs for individuals of high net worth and closely-held business owners.
Successful farm or business owners and professionals should learn what the IRS doesn’t want you to know about your pension and personal wealth.
Regain Control of Your Personal Wealth
- Zero Estate Tax Planning Resources to Maximize and Protect Your Wealth
- Equitable Business and Family Succession Solutions
- New Charitable Trust Planning Strategies for Donors and Philanthropies
- Workshops and Private Seminars for Charities and Business Planning Organizations
- Free Preliminary Estate and Charitable Remainder Trust Computerized Evaluations
Tax, Legislation and Money Links – Bookmark here for updated links
Maximizing the Control of Family Wealth See how families of wealth pass it down.
Legal Tax Avoidance – Remember, Estate Taxes Are Voluntary
‘I live in Alexandria. Virginia. Near the Supreme Court chambers is a toll bridge across the Potomac. When in a rush, I pay the dollar toll and get home early. However, I usually drive outside the downtown section of the city and cross the Potomac on a free bridge. This bridge was placed outside the downtown Washington, D.C. area to serve a useful social service, getting drivers to drive the extra mile and help alleviate congestion during the rush hour.
If I went over the toll bridge and through the barrier without paying the toll, I would be committing tax evasion. If, however, I drive the extra mile and drive outside the city of Washington to the free bridge, I am using a legitimate, logical and suitable method of tax avoidance, and I am performing a useful social service by doing so.
For my tax evasion, I should be punished. For my tax avoidance, I should be commended. The tragedy of life today is that so few people know that the free bridge even exists.’
Justice Louis P. Brandeis
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FOR YOUR OWN CRT SCENARIO or try your own at Donor Direct. Please note — there’s much more to estate and charitable planning than simply running software calculations, but it does give you a chance to see how the calculations affect some of the design considerations. This is not “do it yourself brain surgery”. Is a CRUT superior to a CRAT? Which type of CRUT is best used with which assets? Although it may be counter-intuitive, sometimes a lower payout CRUT makes more sense and pays more total income to beneficiaries. Why? When to use a CLUT vs. CLAT and the traps in each lead trust. Which tools work best in which planning scenarios? Check with our office for solutions to this alphabet soup of planned giving tools.
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