A Detailed Look at Los Angeles’ New Mansion Tax, and Potential Ways to Avoid It if It Comes to Your City

Did You Know That a Trustee Has Tax Duties?

A trustee takes responsibility for managing money and assets set aside in a trust for the benefit of another person. Along with this financial responsibility comes tax duties. A trustee must file complete and accurate tax returns and pay taxes when they are due. Here are a few things for a trustee to keep in

Deciphering the SALT Workaround

The state and local tax (SALT) deduction permits taxpayers who itemize when filing federal taxes to deduct certain taxes paid to state and local governments. However, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act imposed a $10,000 SALT itemized deduction limit. This affected California in particular because of the high-income tax rates in the state. What

‘Tis The Season…For Tax Exempt Gifting!

As the holidays are fast upon us, many are concerned with ensuring they have the perfect gifts for their loved ones. However, gifts are not only the wrapped goodies left under the tree or on a loved one’s doorstep – they can be a great estate planning tool as well! Annual Exclusion Current 2021 law

New SALT Cap Workaround (AB 150) May Provide Tax Savings for You

California has enacted AB150, joining the growing list of states implementing a workaround on the current $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. A Little Background In 2017, as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Congress greatly limited the ability of taxpayers to deduct their state and local taxes (SALT). In

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

By R. Zebulon Law, Esq. LL.M., CPA This morning (December 22, 2017), President Trump signed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This is the most significant tax legislation in 30 years, and we wanted to share some of our initial impressions and observations with our clients and friends. Probably the most signification change

New Deed Recording Tax

Dear friends, family and clients: We wanted to make you aware of a recent legislative change that will go into effect in the new year. The California State Senate passed the Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB-2). The bill’s purpose is to provide funding for affordable housing in California, it will be funded by an