Taxes http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6640/more en 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 Registered User Tue, 10 May 2016 19:07:00 +0000 419301 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Learn how to kill the estate tax monster http://contractormag.com/blackman/learn-how-kill-estate-tax-monster <div class="node-body article-body">The System guides you — step-by-step — on how to keep every dollar of your wealth in your family. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/learn-how-kill-estate-tax-monster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/learn-how-kill-estate-tax-monster#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:01:00 +0000 417511 at http://contractormag.com Lifetime plan will complete estate plan http://contractormag.com/blackman/lifetime-plan-will-complete-estate-plan <div class="node-body article-body">An estate-tax killing lifetime plan is asset based. Following are the various strategies that we used to reduce or eliminate the estate tax.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/lifetime-plan-will-complete-estate-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/lifetime-plan-will-complete-estate-plan#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:13:00 +0000 416511 at http://contractormag.com 7 Wonders of the estate tax-saving world http://contractormag.com/blackman/7-wonders-estate-tax-saving-world <div class="node-body article-body">Each of the “Seven Wonders” that follow identifies the asset (or like-kind group of assets) that an estate tax-saving strategy deals with.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/7-wonders-estate-tax-saving-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/7-wonders-estate-tax-saving-world#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:03:00 +0000 415351 at http://contractormag.com WitR/iStock/Thinkstock How to sell your business to an employee http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-sell-your-business-employee <div class="node-body article-body">Own all or part of a closely held business? Someday the succession plan buzzer will go off. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-sell-your-business-employee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-sell-your-business-employee#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Fri, 08 Jan 2016 20:15:00 +0000 413591 at http://contractormag.com Make sure your succession plan is successful! http://contractormag.com/blackman/make-sure-your-succession-plan-successful <div class="node-body article-body">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.” </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/make-sure-your-succession-plan-successful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/make-sure-your-succession-plan-successful#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:31:00 +0000 412211 at http://contractormag.com What keeps this tax planner up at night? http://contractormag.com/blackman/what-keeps-tax-planner-night <div class="node-body article-body">The answer: Mistakes. Actually, mistakes that professional advisors make, causing readers of this column to lose unnecessary dollars to the IRS.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/what-keeps-tax-planner-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/what-keeps-tax-planner-night#comments Blackman Taxes Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:59:00 +0000 411431 at http://contractormag.com Get a second opinion on estate plan http://contractormag.com/blackman/get-second-opinion-estate-plan <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/get-second-opinion-estate-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/get-second-opinion-estate-plan#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:42:00 +0000 410731 at http://contractormag.com Converting your IRA from a tax loser to a tax winner http://contractormag.com/blackman/converting-your-ira-tax-loser-tax-winner <div class="node-body article-body">We are all dealt the same cards in the tax game, but how you play them determines whether the IRS or you win.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/converting-your-ira-tax-loser-tax-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/converting-your-ira-tax-loser-tax-winner#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:14:00 +0000 410061 at http://contractormag.com How to escape the double tax trap of your qualified plan funds http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-escape-double-tax-trap-your-qualified-plan-funds <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-escape-double-tax-trap-your-qualified-plan-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/how-escape-double-tax-trap-your-qualified-plan-funds#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Thu, 07 May 2015 16:15:00 +0000 408191 at http://contractormag.com