Blackman http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6643/more en 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 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 Killing the estate tax monster ... legally http://contractormag.com/blackman/killing-estate-tax-monster-legally <div class="node-body article-body">Over the years our System evolved to focus on keeping all of a client’s wealth. Because our System keeps all of your wealth in your family, it automatically kills the estate tax.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/killing-estate-tax-monster-legally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/killing-estate-tax-monster-legally#comments Blackman Silver Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:51:00 +0000 430101 at http://contractormag.com 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. What? 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 You too can enrich your family, instead of the IRS http://contractormag.com/blackman/you-too-can-enrich-your-family-instead-irs <div class="node-body article-body">In a way the strategies are secrets, because few professionals know they exist, and if they do, have no idea how to implement them.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/you-too-can-enrich-your-family-instead-irs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/you-too-can-enrich-your-family-instead-irs#comments Blackman Silver Wed, 07 Sep 2016 19:50:00 +0000 426671 at http://contractormag.com Solving succession planning problems http://contractormag.com/blackman/solving-succession-planning-problems <div class="node-body article-body">Do you own or run a family business? A business you want to continue after your leadership ends...</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/solving-succession-planning-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/solving-succession-planning-problems#comments Blackman Silver Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:56:00 +0000 425001 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