By: Ron Morgan In recent years, there have been significant, and frequent, changes to both federal and Vermont estate and gift tax laws, and there is no sign that there will not be more changes in the foreseeable future. In this post, I will attempt to set out a framework for considering transfer tax minimization […]
Vermont Estate Tax Legislation
By: Matthew Getty New legislation (H.231) has been introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives to increase the Vermont estate tax exclusion to $5.75 million by 2022. The text and status of the bill can be found here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2020/H.231. The Vermont exclusion would remain separate from the federal exclusion, which is currently $11.4 million per […]
What Is A Revocable Trust, And Do I Need One?
By: Matthew Getty I frequently receive questions about revocable trusts from clients who have heard something about them but aren’t quite sure what they are. Sometimes these clients have become convinced that they need to have a revocable trust, but they don’t have a clear understanding of what a trust will do and whether it […]