Question: I inherited my mom’s estate when she passed away in 2014. She worked for the state of Massachusetts (UMass) and retired with me as her beneficiary a few months before her death. [...]
Question: As a practical matter, how would Massachusetts determine the amount of taxable gifts for estate tax purposes since gifts in small but taxable amounts could have been given over the [...]
Question: I made a family mortgage loan to my son under my revocable trust. Recently, I amended the mortgage interest rate as market rates fell. I am told that I need to file Form 709 if the [...]
Question: Are assets in irrevocable trusts subject to the estate tax? (That’s “e” state not state tax). If so, does that mean both the grantor of the trust and the trust itself [...]
Should QTIP Election Be Made on MA Estate Tax Return for Non-Resident Decedent with Property in Massachusetts?
Question: I’m hoping you can explain a bit about QTIP trusts. My father passed away and his trust divides his assets between a credit shelter trust and a marital trust (mother is still [...]
Will Leaving on Vacation from Massachusetts or Florida Affect our State of Residence for Tax Purposes?
Question: We are moving our primary residence from Massachusetts to Florida. In establishing required out-of-state days, how are days we’re in neither state counted? If we leave on a [...]
Question: Assuming a couple with a Massachusetts joint taxable estate of $5 million, I see how you say to use a trust for the benefit of surviving spouse with $1 million (where surviving spouse [...]
Question: My husband and I are both US non-citizens but both US residents. We both have our names on the deed of our house (valued at about $200,000 or less) and titles to our cars. If one of us [...]
Question: My minor child has inherited two properties along a with 15% inheritance tax that I can’t afford. I am the executor of the estate that she is inheriting. I don’t really want [...]
Question: In regard to the maximum tax-free estate pass through of $1 million free of estate tax in Massachusetts at the death of the first spouse. In order for that to happen, does anything need [...]