Taxes http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6640/more en Family limited partnership is perfect tax-planning strategy http://contractormag.com/blackman/family-limited-partnership-perfect-tax-planning-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Do you own investment-type assets? If so, family limited partnerships (FLIPs) are a must-learn tax strategy.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/family-limited-partnership-perfect-tax-planning-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/family-limited-partnership-perfect-tax-planning-strategy#comments Blackman Taxes Silver Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:40:00 +0000 435111 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Why so many family business owners fear succession planning http://contractormag.com/blackman/why-so-many-family-business-owners-fear-succession-planning <div class="node-body article-body">Some things are downright scary. Try taxes — especially estate taxes. Can you guess what area in estate tax planning causes the most anguish? Hands down it’s business succession.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/why-so-many-family-business-owners-fear-succession-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/why-so-many-family-business-owners-fear-succession-planning#comments Blackman Taxes Silver Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:19:00 +0000 434421 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock How to create tax-free wealth while beating up the IRS — legally http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-create-tax-free-wealth-while-beating-irs-legally <div class="node-body article-body">This article is about a new and unique concept called the Comprehensive Tax Plan (CTP for short.) </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-create-tax-free-wealth-while-beating-irs-legally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-create-tax-free-wealth-while-beating-irs-legally#comments Blackman Taxes Silver Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:58:00 +0000 433691 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock How business owners can avoid the life insurance tax trap http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-business-owners-can-avoid-life-insurance-tax-trap <div class="node-body article-body">The easiest way for a successful business owner to create tax-free wealth is by the proper use of life insurance. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-business-owners-can-avoid-life-insurance-tax-trap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-business-owners-can-avoid-life-insurance-tax-trap#comments Blackman Taxes Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:58:00 +0000 432771 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock 5 last minute 2016 year-end tax planning tips to reduce your tax bill http://contractormag.com/taxes/5-last-minute-2016-year-end-tax-planning-tips-reduce-your-tax-bill <div class="node-body article-body">As you finish preparations for your holiday dinner and put a bow on the gift-wrapping, here are five year-end tax-planning tips to put a little more green in your stocking.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/taxes/5-last-minute-2016-year-end-tax-planning-tips-reduce-your-tax-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/taxes/5-last-minute-2016-year-end-tax-planning-tips-reduce-your-tax-bill#comments Taxes Silver Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:17:00 +0000 432441 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock How to keep retirement plan dollars away from IRS http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-keep-retirement-plan-dollars-away-irs <div class="node-body article-body">For most Americans, retirement planning revolves around qualified plans (for example, IRA, 401(k), a profit-sharing plan and the like). </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-keep-retirement-plan-dollars-away-irs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-keep-retirement-plan-dollars-away-irs#comments Blackman Taxes Silver Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:43:00 +0000 432131 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Estate planning basics http://contractormag.com/blackman/estate-planning-basics <div class="node-body article-body">It happens about two times a week, at least over 100 times a year. 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A reader of this column calls me with an estate planning question...</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/estate-planning-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/estate-planning-basics#comments Blackman Taxes Silver Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:12:00 +0000 428471 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock 10 Ways to win the estate tax game http://contractormag.com/blackman/10-ways-win-estate-tax-game <div class="node-body article-body">While speaking at a recent seminar “Tax Secrets of the Wealthy” one of the business owners jokingly asked me, “Irv, do you have a Top 10 list?” </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/10-ways-win-estate-tax-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/10-ways-win-estate-tax-game#comments Blackman Taxes Silver Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:27:00 +0000 423631 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Your estate plan is a family matter http://contractormag.com/blackman/your-estate-plan-family-matter <div class="node-body article-body">Do you have a family? A wife? Kids? Grandkids? Then this article is for you. Also, do you own all or part of a business? Then you are the exact target of this article.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/your-estate-plan-family-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/your-estate-plan-family-matter#comments Blackman Taxes Silver Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:10:00 +0000 421831 at http://contractormag.com DigitalVision/Thinkstock Ask right questions to beat estate tax http://contractormag.com/blackman/ask-right-questions-beat-estate-tax <div class="node-body article-body">Over the years we have talked to and consulted with hundreds of readers of this column. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/ask-right-questions-beat-estate-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/ask-right-questions-beat-estate-tax#comments Blackman Taxes Silver Tue, 10 May 2016 19:07:00 +0000 419301 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock