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.

Revocable Living Trusts — a true story

I have been talking about the benefits of a revocable living trust plan for your family. The following true story says it all. In a meeting with recent widow, she asked me what she had to do to settle her … Continue reading

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Did you know your Revocable Living Trust could do this?

Considering the hardships of Covid-19, it should come as no surprise that estate planning is more important than ever. If you do not have an adequate estate plan, your family will likely suffer–financially and emotionally.Your estate plan is primarily for … Continue reading

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WISdom: What you don’t know revocable living trusts…

While it is easy to get distracted by current events, we mustn’t forget about estate planning. If you already have one of my revocable living trust (RLT) plans, you have taken a vital step in protecting yourself and your loved … Continue reading

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What to do on Tax Day and after

If you haven’t filed your tax return, it’s time to get cracking! If you are a small business you will benefit by using an experienced tax professional. As a Super Lawyer in taxation, it is time for me to make … Continue reading

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MIND YOUR BUSINESS JUNE 2020

Small businesses are my favorite client, especially family businesses. Diane & David Bowling of Commercial Construction and Renovation, LLC , Jackson, TN, said about my tax preparation: Thank you! You truly are a “Super Lawyer.” New clients often come to … Continue reading

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ESTATE PLANNING JUNE 2020

Is your estate plan or lack of an estate plan a trap for your family? Is it going to be expensive and aggravating for your family after your have passed away when life is already miserable? Let me show you … Continue reading

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INDIVIDUAL TAX PLANNING June 2020

I WON’T KID YOU! Raising children is expensive! You cannot afford to overlook tax breaks. Here are some of my favorites. There are $2,000 and $500 child credits. There is a child-care credit for up to $600 per child up … Continue reading

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The Tax WISard’s Thoughts for Investment Advisors June 2020

Taxpayers pay unnecessary taxes every year because they are ignorant of the tax laws. For example, a tax return client bragged to me about over $50,000 in dividends, all foreign companies. That client paid TWICE as much tax as he … Continue reading

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What Can Wis Do for You?

This is a brief summary of Business, Tax and Estates Planning tasks that Wis can do for you. If you wonder if Wis can do it, call and see! TAXES Tax return preparation Tax Mastery© Analysis IRS Examinations IRS Appeals … Continue reading

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REAL ESTATE, INVESTMENTS Sept. 2019

Rental Real Estate Tax Strategies – more advanced Real estate rental properties can be a fine tax shelter and a satisfying way to build retirement income if you know what you are doing. However, watch out for the complexities. The … Continue reading

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