estate taxes

The Man Who Saves CEOs Billions in Taxes

From Adelson to Zuckerberg, CEOs everywhere are using these techniques from estate-planning pioneer Richard Covey to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes.

Half of Nevada Recluse's Gold Fortune to Be Auctioned for Taxes

When Walter Samaszko Jr. died in his modest Carson City home, weeks passed before authorities discovered his body, and found that the 69-year-old man who had lived so simply had a vast collection of thousands of gold coins worth millions of dollars. About half is being auctioned off to satisfy taxes and fees.

Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples: 5 Tips You Can't Ignore

Though same-sex marriage and gay civil unions are legal in 13 U.S. states, the federal rights that traditional married couples enjoy still don%u2019t apply to such unions. That means that it's critical for same-sex couples to get their paperwork and plans in order.

5 Years From Retirement? 5 Things to Do Right Now

With just five years left before you retire, you need to begin solidifying your plans. Make sure you're still on track, but also nail down where you'll live and how you'll meet your health care needs. Here's how:

What are Estate Taxes?

If you've recently lost a loved one, you may need to consider what estate taxes you might incur as a result of an inheritance that's passed to you....

Income Inequality on Course to Hit Record Levels

With a tax bill tilted to benefit the wealthiest Americans poised to pass Congress this week, U.S. income inequality is poised to set new records. One key to that shift -- a change in the tax rules that lets the rich pass their wealth on to their heirs at the lowest tax rates in decades.