Irving L. Blackman

Irving L.
How to sell your business to an employee 
Own all or part of a closely held business? Someday the succession plan buzzer will go off.
Make sure your succession plan is successful! 
Sooner or later, like it or not, when you own all or part of a closely held business, you must wrestle with your unique “succession planning problems.”
What keeps this tax planner up at night?
The answer: Mistakes. Actually, mistakes that professional advisors make, causing readers of this column to lose unnecessary dollars to the IRS.
Get a second opinion on estate plan 
This article is the story of the typical owner (Joe) of a family business who decides it is time to get his estate plan done.
Converting your IRA from a tax loser to a tax winner 
We are all dealt the same cards in the tax game, but how you play them determines whether the IRS or you win.
How safe is your family wealth if your child divorces? 
Should the divorce devil start to do its dance, the family asset problem surfaces — big time! Is there a way to protect your family wealth? Yes!
If you own annuities you can still escape 
Why do so many people buy deferred annuities? Because they are charmed by the annuity salesman's standard industry sales pitch.
How to escape the double tax trap of your qualified plan funds 
Raise your hand if you have a significant amount of dollars ($400,000 or more) in a profit-sharing plan, IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan.
Tax strategies that turn life insurance lemons into lemonade 
Did you ever wonder why the rich buy so much life insurance? The answer is in the numbers: The crazy tax law allows you to multiply a small portion of your wealth into millions of tax-free dollars.
Secret to solving business succession problems 
Sooner or later, every business — whether guided by a well-thought-out plan or forced by circumstances — must replace its leader. Succession Planning (SP) is the name of this game.
Most-used tax strategies in 2014 
Before you start reading this column, let's look back at 2014. Last year is the first year in memory when there was no significant change in the tax law: neither income tax or estate tax.
How to transfer your business to your kids 
It's December in Chicago: cold, snowy and blustery. What has the winter weather got to do with business succession? It's just too late to get any serious tax planning done.
Life insurance policy at nonsmoker rates 
If you, a loved one, or someone you know smokes and needs life insurance, you'll not only enjoy this story, but will want to learn how to achieve the good-news result.
Avoid the estate tax monster  1
Do you have enough wealth to be clobbered by the estate tax? Then read every word of this article, so you learn how to keep your wealth.
Transferring your business to your kids 
Joe couldn't sleep. He was troubled, anxious and perplexed.

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