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November 25, 2013
4 Ways to Lower Your Taxes by Sharing Your Assets Now

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Four ways to lower your taxes by sharing your assets before you die.

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Did you know that you could reap significant tax advantages by distributing parts of your assets before you die?

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If you're on track to fully fund your retirement, health insurance and mortgage - and are debt-free - you may want to start sharing your money now.\n

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  • Give cash or property worth up to the annual limit, and you'll avoid the federal gift tax.
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  • Fund a 529 Tuition Plan to pay for someone's education. You won't pay federal tax on interest earned.
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  • Consider applying your tax-exempt gifts to help loved ones pay for health insurance or 401(k) contributions.
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  • And bump up your own charitable contributions.

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Bottom line: If you're finances are in good shape, why not share the wealth while you're still around to enjoy helping others?


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