Estate planning on your own can be complicated and costly. The list of factors is long: state taxes, bureaucracy, probate courts, unfair appraisals, health care concerns, eligibility of heirs, life insurance, IRAs, 401Ks, annuities, burial or cremation costs, and intent regarding death-postponing treatment to name a few. Not planning your estate can cost your heirs.
Thoughts of estate planning often bring more questions than answers:
• Could an heir be too young to inherit?
• Should the inheritance be given at a certain age?
• Is the intended beneficiary in a shaky marriage with divorce as a possibility?
• Are there children from a previous marriage?
• Should inheritance be protected from potential creditors of the heir?
• Are there taxes that can be avoided?
• Are you able to avoid the probate court rules, delays, and costs?
Planning what happens to your estate when you’re gone can seem frustrating and intimidating without qualified help. You may feel that you’re too young to care about estate planning. Perhaps the reminder of death makes you uncomfortable. You might be tempted to put the whole thing off, hoping that it will just take care of itself. Estate planning ends up saving your family lots of time, heartache, and money.
Every estate planning situation is different. To help you, we want to know you, your unique situation, and the nature of your relationships. To give you the best possible advice, we have partnered with some of the best financial planners. Through these financial professionals, we offer discussion, recommendations, and useful research tools to make your planning simple, efficient, and worry-free. We are available throughout the process for further discussion regarding questions, change of circumstances, and alternatives. At every step, Torchlight Tax in Las Vegas will be there for you.
Contact Torchlight Tax and Accounting in Las Vegas for any Estate Planning related questions.
Call us at 1-877-758-7797 or 702-463-1818 or email us at info@TorchlightTax.com. We can transfer your call to a branch office near you or help you directly from our central office. Free consultations are available
Many people do not know how a professional tax and accounting firm differs from a bookkeeper or tax preparer. The main difference when working with a professional tax and accounting firm, such as Torchlight Tax, is that our firm utilizes the services of CPAs, EAs, and Attorneys who are distinguished from bookkeepers and other tax preparers by stringent qualification and licensing requirements. Our entire team has a purpose to legally save your tax dollars and to make taxes as painless as possible. This means we take your calls and respond to your concerns. If you receive a threatening IRS call or Notice or are worried about some tax question, we are here for year round taking your calls and responding to your emails.
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