2010 Executors – Are You Ready to Allocate that Basis?

Posted on: November 2nd, 2010
Today I was alerted to the existence of a draft of the IRS from that will be required to be filed for estates of decedents dying in 2010 with estates in excess of $1.3 million. IRS Form 8939 – Allocation of Increase in Basis for Property Received from a Decedent. The due date is April 15, 2011....

New Online Service Helps Executors Locate Financial Information

Posted on: September 18th, 2010
One of the most challenging things for many executors is trying to locate and organize the decedent’s financial information, such as insurance policies, and bank and investment statements....

IRS Guidance for Executors of 2010 Estates

Posted on: September 8th, 2010
Given the new basis reporting requirement for the estate of decedents dying in 2010, these new FAQ from the IRS are welcome and contain very important details, including (emphasis added):...

Medicare Claim Matter in Probate Estate Removed to Federal Court

Posted on: August 13th, 2010
Probate and Estate Administration Matters Are Generally Handled in the State Courts – But Not Always, As One NC Executor Recently Found Out...

NC Probate Filing Fees Increase

Posted on: July 2nd, 2010
Effective July 1, 2010, the fee for opening a probate proceeding in North Carolina increased by $1.00 to $89.00. While one dollar is not much of an increase, it is representative of the trend over the last few years to raise court costs. It will only get worse, making living trusts to avoid probate that much more attractive....

Income Taxation of Estates – a Brief Overview

Posted on: January 30th, 2010
In North Carolina it is not uncommon for persons to handle administration of a decedent’s estate without hiring a lawyer or an accountant. ...
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