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Posts by Roben Hunter, Hunter Advisors, PLLC

New Exclusions from Minnesota Estate Tax

At the end of 2010, the federal estate tax exemption amount was increased to $5 million, which means that up to $5 million dollars worth of assets can pass from an individual to others at death without incurring a federal estate tax.  Unfortunately, Minnesota did not adopt the federal exemption amount but instead has continue…

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Recent Changes in Foreign Bank Account Reporting

Today’s world is one of international investments. On February 23, 2011, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network amended the Federal Bank Secrecy Act and regulations governing the TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”).  The FBAR is required to report a U.S. person’s financial interest in financial accounts located…

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Limited Partnership Gifting – A Twist

There are some recent cases regarding gifts of partnership interests that did not qualify for the gift tax annual exclusion or a charitable gift deduction where it seems fairly clear they should have been allowed. In the first case, the parents transferred limited partnership interests to each of their adult children over a five year…

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Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

If you are a small business employer that provides at least half of the insurance premiums for your employees, you may qualify for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit that will be available this year.  This article discusses who is eligible and how the credit will be determined. The employer may have between 1…

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Business Succession Planning

Have you started to think about what will happen to your business when you decide to retire?  How will you exit your business, seamlessly, and have the money to retire with?  For many of us, the business that we have created may be our most significant asset.  How to move it from one generation to…

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