IRAs

When Bad IRA Rollovers Happen to Good People

As we approach the Congressional midterm elections (still with no action on the estate tax), one often hears opinions in certain quarters that the government isn’t efficient. Studiously expressing no opinion about these claims generally, KYEstates is pleased to report that they’re untrue in at least one respect: the IRS has become very efficient at […]

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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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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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