Author Archives: Gary Estes

2010 Proposed Bush Era Tax Cut Extensions Update

The senate has overwhelmingly passed the bill to extend the Bush era tax cuts. The house HAS NOT but it continues to appear they are likely to pass it—-but not without significant added earmarks. A vote is still expected this … Continue reading

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Proposed Extension of Bush Era Tax Cuts

As reported by the Wall Street Journal in this morning’s paper below is a brief synopsis of the proposed tax cuts in the tax bill currently being decided on by Congress: All taxpayers (1) ¬†Two-year extension of current tax rates … Continue reading

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Where Are Your Assets?

Does your spouse know where your assets are should something happen to you (and it might not be upon your death)? It is important your spouse be aware of all of your income sources and where your assets and liabilities … Continue reading

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2010 Year End Gift Tax Tips

Taxpayers can transfer substantial amounts free of gift taxes to their children or other donees (gift receivers) through the proper use of the following exclusion. (You’re probably aware that the estate tax has been repealed for 2010, but is scheduled … Continue reading

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EAE Tax Bites

The tax bill for small businesses looks like it will be passed very soon. Some of the items which will affect you are as follows: 1. You may expense up to $500,000 of assets placed in service in 2010 and … Continue reading

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Estate & Gift Planning 2010 Style

How do you plan estate tax futures with the uncertainty reflected in our Washington politics? As of now, even though we at Estes Armstrong Earley think some form of the old estate tax rules of 2009 will go forward, we … Continue reading

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