Archive for Blog

Does a trust protect one’s assets against judgment?

  • October 20th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on Does a trust protect one’s assets against judgment?

Whether or not assets in a trust are protected from judgment creditors depends on the kind of trust.  The most popular trust is the Revocable Living Trust.  Usually, the maker of the trust is also the trustee, so he retains…

Here are some tax tips for newlyweds.

  • October 13th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on Here are some tax tips for newlyweds.

(1) if one spouse takes the other’s name, the one with the name change must report the change to the Social Security Administration on Form SS-5, which is available at www.ssa.gov; (2) your new marital status needs to be reported…

What are the most important factors to consider in an Offer in Compromise?

  • October 7th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on What are the most important factors to consider in an Offer in Compromise?

Recently I promised to further discuss requirements for having an Offer accepted and not later revoked.  We assume the technical requirements discussed last time have neem met.           To accept an Offer In Compromise, the IRS must be convinced that your…

Are all partners responsible for the tax debt of a partnership?

  • October 5th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on Are all partners responsible for the tax debt of a partnership?

The rule is that, in a general partnership, every partner is liable for all debts of the partnership.  If you wanted to be shielded from liability, the partnership should have been set up as a limited partnership with a general…

What is the IRS program Currently Not Collectible?

  • September 29th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on What is the IRS program Currently Not Collectible?

You may qualify for  Currently Not Collectible Status.  To qualify for that status you do not have to be destitute with no assets and no job.  However, you do need to be in such a financial position that all or…

Who has to pay gift tax – donor or recipient?

  • September 16th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on Who has to pay gift tax – donor or recipient?

That is a good question, with an easy answer. The receiver of the gift does not pay the gift tax.  The donor pays the tax.  However, anyone can give an individual a gift of money, property or any other asset…

When can an Offer in Compromise be returned without considering the merits?

  • September 14th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on When can an Offer in Compromise be returned without considering the merits?

An Offer can be “returned,” i.e. not even considered, for technical reasons. This does not mean it was denied.  When an Offer is first received, it must pass several tests to be considered.  If it fails these technical requirements, it…

How Are Taxes Handled In Probate?

  • September 9th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on How Are Taxes Handled In Probate?

Two kinds of taxes can arise during probate. One is the estate tax which does not come into play unless the estate is worth more than $11 million. These taxes, which can be at a rate of 50% or more,…

Should an IRA or 401k be transferred into a trust?

  • August 25th, 2021
  • David Greene
  • Comments Off on Should an IRA or 401k be transferred into a trust?

It is definitely not a good idea!  If you put your IRA or other qualified retirement account into your Living Trust, the IRS will consider it as a distribution and you will be taxed on the entire amount immediately.  There…

Page 1of 48: 1 2 3 ... 48

Office Location

11 McGee Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 271-7940
Fax: (864) 370-3413
Toll Free: 1-800-216-1116