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.

Mind your own business Oct. 2018

This and the next WealthWISe will open your eyes and fill your pocketbook! Tax Reform is generally good news for small businesses but in most cases, you have to know about a deduction and act to qualify for it. One … Continue reading

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Individual Tax Savers, Oct.’18

Are you throwing away tax savings? I bet you are. There is a saying about taxes: “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Most clients miss tax benefits, so I pay for myself. How? I spend thousands of dollars on … Continue reading

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Real Estate Transfers at Death Oct. 2018

REAL ESTATE TRICKS AND TRAPS: I bet you can’t guess how many ways there are to transfer real estate at death. You can do it with or without a will, with a defective will, with a tenancy by the entirety, … Continue reading

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Individual Tax Planning, Sept 2018

Are you throwing away tax savings? I bet you are. There is a saying about taxes: “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Most taxpayers miss thousands of dollars in tax benefits and I find them, so I pay for … Continue reading

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REVOLUTIONARY ESTATE PLANNING

Why come to me for estate planning as opposed to someone else? The answer is simple. Let’s ignore the fact that I am one of a few Accredited Estate Planners in Memphis. Let’s focus on your experience. Normally estate planning is … Continue reading

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MIND YOUR BUSINESS: May 2018

A reminder. As a former in-house counsel for an international software company, I can advise you on business transactions! In fact, I am working on two business sales even as we speak. TAX REFORM. Much of what I said about … Continue reading

Posted in Business Law, Taxes, What's New?

Real Estate, Investments May 2018

TAX REFORM Individual landlords and partners owning real estate should qualify for the new 20% deduction from Qualified Business Income. See the business article above. In the future I hope to have some examples for readers. Meanwhile Installment Sales and … Continue reading

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Mind Your Business WW2018_5

Full service: reminder. As a former in-house counsel, I can advise you on business transactions! In fact I am working on two business sales even as we speak. TAX REFORM. Much of what I said about withholding above applies as well … Continue reading

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INDIVIDUAL TAX PLANNING May 2018

Tax Reform – Trick or Treat Tax Reform is going to help most of my clients, but it is also going to have unexpected consequences for most everybody. To make taxes “easy and effective” for my clients I included a … Continue reading

Posted in Individual Tax, What's New?

ESTATE PLANNING WW 2018_5

WHAT DID TAX REFORM DO TO YOU? Tax Reform increased the estate and gift tax exemption for individuals to $5.6 million (up from $5.49 million). So a married couple can shelter $11.2 million between them. This means 99% of my … Continue reading

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