Simple Steps Can Slice Taxes Before Year-End

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 12:28 PM EST) -- After several years of significant change, 2013 will end with relative certainty related to estate tax laws. However, this does not remove the need for careful year-end planning. Higher marginal income tax rates for ordinary income, capital gains and dividends — coupled with the imposition of the new (and complicated) 3.8 percent surtax on net investment income for higher-income individuals — can create new challenges and opportunities. A few simple actions may result in savings if taken before year-end.

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