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 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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MIND YOUR BUSINESS Sept. 2019

After you die, who will own your business? If you do nothing before you die, your business will pass as part of your estate, probably to your spouse. Is this what you want? More importantly, is this what your spouse … Continue reading

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THE BEST ESTATE PLAN Sept. 2019

More Reasons to Give Your Family an RLT Package. As I said in my last WealthWISe, estate planning is not just for the rich. Estate planning is for those who are rich in love for their family. My favorite estate … Continue reading

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INDIVIDUAL TAX PLANNING Sept. 2019

ConquerTax Reform Headaches! As a result of Tax Reform, most of my clients had surprises on their 2018 tax returns. The best way to avoid surprises in 2019 is to understand and take control of your tax situation. You have … Continue reading

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Mind Your Business, June 2019

Small Business Are My Favorite Clients! I welcome Brother Junipers and DataMart, Inc. as new clients! Your One Stop Professional. As a former in-house counsel, Superlawyer in taxation and Accredited Estate Planner, I may be able to answer questions formerly … Continue reading

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Real Estate Rentals, June 2019

With Tax Reform and all the other changes in the tax law, it is about time to do a general review of the tax rules for rental property owners. This article will get into the basics and the next WealthWISe … Continue reading

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Individual Tax Reform Headaches June ’19

Unexpected Refunds Or Taxes Due? Many of my clients ended up with unexpected refunds or taxes due for 2018. Consequently, they made poor decisions during 2018 based on having or not having those funds. It is clear that the withholding … Continue reading

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Who should prepare your taxes? June 2019

Were you afraid to prepare your return this year? Who do you trust to prepare your taxes? Can you trust the IRS? No! The Taxpayer Advocate Service called the IRS toll-free helpline regarding the dependency exemptions and all the answers … Continue reading

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5 TOP reasons to give your family a RLT Package jUNE 2019

Why did Forbes Daily Dozen say Aretha Franklin “was a startling example of terrible estate planning” (three handwritten wills). Read more. Estate planning is not just for the rich. Estate planning is for those who are rich in love for their family. The … Continue reading

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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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