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In the 46th episode of the Financial Procast:
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If your email inbox looks anything like ours over the past couple weeks, you've likely heard about the supposed estate tax issues that acclaimed actor James Gandolfini's family is going to have with the IRS and the state of New York in regards to a rather large estate tax bill. For those that have missed the details, evidently Mr. Gandolfini's estate is worth more than $70 million and it would appear that his Estate Plan leaves a bit to be desired.
Of course, at this point no news organization has all the facts as they've not been detailed as such, however, there is much speculation and conjecture swirling about relating to the story and tragedy of it all. If things stand as they are now, his family stands to owe the IRS about $30 million in the next nine months…ouch. But we'll have to see how things shake out.
Today's episode is talking more in depth about why you should have an estate plan, why you might consider a trust, and a pretty lengthy discussion about ILIT's…one of our favorite topics.
For those interested in knowing what states in the United States have their very own estate tax for residence, here's the list and the details:
If you die while you are a resident in one of these states, your estate may be subject to both Federal and State Estate Taxes.
Brantley is a practicing life insurance agent and has been for nearly 18 years. After years of trying to sell like his sales managers wanted him to, he discovered that people want to buy life insurance if you actually explain the benefits.