Retirement Planning

“Pension Asset Transfer” Life Insurance Strategy Nixed By Tax Court

Although normal activity in much of Louisville seems to be temporarily suspended this weekend due to one of the most impressive logistical enterprises since the Berlin Airlift, the children’s swimming City Meet, the T&E Community still needs tax updates, and KYEstates is happy to share this report on Matthies v. Comm’r, 134 T.C. No. 6 (Feb. 22, 2010). In Matthies, […]

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Your Offshore Retirement “Plan B”

KYEstates’ prior retirement planning coverage has explored options for a $6 million asset base.  With this post, we’re pleased to make our coverage applicable to a wider audience, and encourage readers not to worry quite as much about their own situations, even if they see this post on a bad day for the stock market. […]

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Creditor Protection Denied for Florida Debtor’s Inherited IRA

KYEstates has been following issues of creditor protection for inherited IRAs closely (see here and here), and we haven’t hidden the fact that on this issue, we’re biased in favor of the debtor. Before today, our series was tied at Debtor 1, Creditor 1. With today’s report, the score regrettably changes to Debtor 1, Creditor […]

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Choice of Residency – Kentucky Home or Sunshine State?

Readers, thank you for your patience. A tax season full of 1065s, 1041s, and 709s reduced posting frequency at KYEstates during the last two weeks. But we have been hard at work on something really good, something we hope will be quite useful. We’re proud to present our KYEstates Florida v. Kentucky residency planning chart. […]

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In re Chilton – Bad News for Creditor Protection for Inherited IRAs

As previously discussed in this post, KYEstates strives to provide fair and balanced coverage, so when we are biased, we will let you know.  To that end, we previously warned readers that we are biased in favor of the taxpayer.  (Apparently, when we made this (not-so-shocking) disclosure, the IRS noticed, because shortly afterwards we started […]

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Creditor Protection for Inherited IRAs

Asset protection sometimes involves aggressive strategies and exotic offshore locations (or more mundane domestic locations, like Delaware).  Don’t forget, however, that some of the very best asset protection involves a very ordinary account: the IRA. In re Nessa, 105 A.F.T.R.2d 2010-609 (Jan. 11, 2010), held that inherited section 408 IRAs transferred to another trustee remain retirement funds […]

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Letter Ruling Provides Guidance on Inherited IRAs

KYEstates brings you PLR 200945011 (Nov. 6, 2009), a Letter Ruling that KYEstates can’t quite bring itself to really love, even though Natalie Choate surely does.  The Letter Ruling has both good news and bad news for taxpayers.  First, the good news: under the facts of the Letter Ruling, lump-sum, immediate income in respect of […]

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A Retirement Plan For Estate Planners

T&E Community – in the midst of all the estate planning you do for your clients, do you ever pause for a moment to wonder whether your own retirement planning is in order? At the Notre Dame Estate Planning Institute last October, in between opportunities to catch up with Kentucky T&E attorneys Jesse Mountjoy of […]

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