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Fundamentals of Estate PlanningAuthor
Constance J. Fontaine
Covers various aspects of estate and gift tax planning, including the nature, valuation, transfer, administration, and taxation of property. Provides a basic understanding of the estate and gift tax system, including strategies of estate planning. Discusses gratuitous transfers of property outright or with trusts, wills, and powers of appointment; use of the marital deduction; valuation of assets; and buy-sell agreements. Covers the client interview, fact-finding, ethical standards, and development of personal estate plans.
14th edition, ©2014
Item Code: HS330-14
Estate Planning ApplicationsAuthor
Covers estate and gift tax principles with emphasis on life insurance planning applications. Discusses forecasting the gross estate, life insurance trusts, valuation principles, the use of charitable contributions as an estate planning technique, planning opportunities stemming from the marital relationship, the taxation of trusts, implications of employee benefits, and estate freezes. Includes a case study reflecting procedural aspects of estate planning.
13th edition, ©2015
Item Code: HS334-13
Foundations of Estate PlanningAuthor
Offers an introduction to estate planning and the role life insurance plays in the planning process. Discusses how different types of property are transferred during life and at death, and the tax implications of not planning. Also presents the steps required to settle an estate and discusses the importance of having a will, the gift and estate transfer tax system, state death and estate taxes, trusts and planning estates of business owners.
3rd edition, ©2013
Item Code: FA271.03.1