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August 2013 Archives

IRS wins summary judgment motion in estate administration case

After a person dies, his or her estate will be responsible for any unpaid tax obligations. The estate's tax return will need to be filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as well as the state government tax agency in Maryland or any other applicable jurisdiction. This filing will include any estate tax payments due to the IRS and the state, which will significantly affect the estate administration process. Understandably, one must use the proper process when making payments in order to avoid future complications.

Jurisdictional rules may affect taxation on trust income

The United States legal system can be quite complicated at times, especially when it comes to jurisdiction. First, there is Federal law and then each state also has their own laws. This can create some ambiguity when it comes to taxation rules, which becomes especially relevant when planning an estate in Maryland or in any other state. If the beneficiary to a trust decides to move to another state, this could have significant taxation ramifications, which one should keep in mind.

Mother wants guardianship over Amanda Bynes

Celebrities sometimes have a difficult time adjusting to their fame and fortune. This is true of those who became famous when they were young children in Maryland and elsewhere. This seems to be the case with Amanda Bynes who has made the headlines for her erratic behind. Her mother is now attempting to step in on her behalf by proposing guardianship over her daughter in order to ensure she receives the help she needs.

Maryland estate planning: Why more should start thinking about it

Communication between family members is important. Although many people may be comfortable with expressing their feelings and emotions to their loved ones, many will avoid the subject of estate planning with their loved ones. However, death is an inevitable part of life, which means planning an estate should not be avoided. This can help to avoid future problems during the estate administration process in Maryland.

A trust can be important part of estate planning in Maryland

Although the economy is still in the recovery phase, many economists believe that the nation has moved past the recent recession. Therefore, many people in Maryland and elsewhere are looking to start planning for the future. One of the important aspects of wealth management is estate planning which ensures one's intended beneficiaries will receive one's assets after death. A commonly used and effective legal instrument to achieve this end is a trust.

Revocable living trust must follow guidelines in Maryland

There are various types of legal documents which people commonly use to plan their estates. One of the most popular and useful types of legal instruments in Maryland and any other state is a revocable living trust. This document allows an individual to choose who will receive his or her money and assets after death. Along with the trust maker's signature, a living trust must also have a trustee.

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