Author Archives: Wis Laughlin

About Wis Laughlin

I help clients with tax preparation and IRS representation, estate planning, and complex contracts, including LLC's. As a former IRS tax attorney in their National Office. Law.com picked Wis in 2017 and several prior years as one of the Top Tax and Estate Lawyers in Tennessee. I am your advocate, not your accountant. I don't tell you what you can't do. I show you how to do it.

REAL ESTATE, INVESTMENTS WW2017_11

First Tax Reform and then we will get into some things you must do to help you this time of year. Tax Reform keeps the 3.8% tax on investment income for higher-income taxpayers. See my Tax Summary. Tax Reform likewise … Continue reading

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Estate Planning 2017_11

WANT IT EASY AND EFFECTIVE? Let’s talk about Tax Reform and then talk about what you need to do the rest of this year. Tax Reform proposes to END the federal estate tax. Finally, estate planners can concentrate on family … Continue reading

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Mind your Business 2017_11

MORE THAN JUST TAX SOLUTIONS Again, let’s discuss Tax Reform and then I will tell you ways to help your business the rest of this year. As a former corporate counsel and former IRS attorney, I can be your one-stop … Continue reading

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Individual Tax Tips 2017_11

Let’s talk a little about Tax Reform and then get into some things you should do this time of year. Tax Reform should overall benefit individuals with lower tax rates and higher standard deductions although specifics are uncertain. It looks … Continue reading

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WealthWISe updates

In my e-letter, WealthWISe, I report on the latest important items in my fields. Be sure to sign up for WealthWISe so you will receive your personal copy as soon as it comes out.

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REAL ESTATE, INVESTMENTS WW2017_8

EASY AND EFFECTIVE TAX TIPS Avoid gain on older stocks. One of my new clients, Serena Stockholder, is a Federal Express employee and loves to buy Federal Express stock. As a result, she has stock that has been purchased over … Continue reading

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INDIVIDUAL TAX TIPS WW 2017_8

Summer is no vacation for you or is it? Tax season is never over. You have to be vigilant for tax benefits. For example, one of my favorite couples, Dr. and Mrs. Med, live in Nashville and they have three … Continue reading

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MIND YOUR BUSINESS WW 2017_8

MORE THAN JUST TAX SOLUTIONS As a former in-house counsel for a 65 man company, I can help you with many tax and legal questions that your tax adviser cannot. For example, recently a client who owns a real estate … Continue reading

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ESTATE PLANNING – WW 2017_8

EASY AND EFFECTIVE? I discussed in the last WealthWISe how my approach to estate planning is a quicker less stressful process. So there is no reason to put it off. In fact, if you have a will or a trust … Continue reading

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Accredited Estate Planner® Designation

The Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation truly embodies the core value of NAEPC, excellence in estate planning. To Win the AEP designation a member of the NAEPC must be  designated and active as an attorney, CPA, insurance professional and financial … Continue reading

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