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Kyle Krull
Overland Park, KS
Estate Planning Attorney
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Whether you call it the "death tax" or the "estate tax," it is really the same animal. Albeit the color of the animal will be red or blue depending on your own political and economic perspective. Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you are a business owner on main street or where two gravel roads cross between soybean fields, then you must take extra care when it is time to "transition" or "transfer" your business. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Two things I have observed over more than 30 years of estate planning: first, the devil is in the details; and, second, no one knows your estate planning wishes like you do. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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For regular folks, the current estate tax threshold is not a big concern. I mean, wow, a single person must have more than $5.43 million and married couples must have twice that. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Lots of things have changed over the years. Yes, again, I am a master of the obvious. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you have an IRA, company retirement plan, annuity or a life insurance, then you know such assets pass directly to the named beneficiaries upon your death without probate. Right? Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Most of the mistakes in life are avoidable ... especially if we know to avoid them in advance. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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This just in - Only 3% of surveyed* professionals believe folks age 60 and older will be able to afford their health care costs as they age. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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I really do get tired of posting about how seniors are abused, financially, physically and emotionally. It is just sickening. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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The federal government must be needing more money. And a lot of it. Consequently, it is targeting those who are yet "taxpayers" (a shrinking pool, by the way), to include retirees and those who may receive an inheritance from those retirees. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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If you have a family business, farm, ranch or have done well, then you have come to the attention of the authorities. This is especially true if you have created a family limited partnership or an LLC to legally leverage accepted accounting, valuation and tax principles. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Are you nearing retirement or already in retirement? When things do not go as planned, well, that is to be expected. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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No, "EP" is not a typo referring to some "unfortunate" commercials targeting Baby Boomer men during national sporting events on cable television. But that is what you thought, yes? Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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What you may have suspected has been confirmed in a recent survey by the AICPA of its members. Cases of financial fraud and abuse targeting seniors are on an uptick. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Yep, it seems many folks do not think they have enough in terms of assets to justify an estate plan? With the federal estate tax exemption currently resting at an all-time high $5.43 million - per spouse - you may share this sentiment. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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It is an age-old struggle. Taxpayers try to keep more of their wealth and the IRS seeks to prevent it, especially the transfer of wealth from generation to generation. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Depending on the survey, it seems 50 to 70 percent of adult Americans do not have even a simple will. If you are in that group, then one reason may be that you do not feel "rich" enough to have an estate plan. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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It seems the identities of the dead are not just stolen by those committing voter fraud. No, now identity thieves are stealing the identities of the dead to steal more than votes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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I wish you and yours a safe and blessed day as we celebrate our "Declaration of Independence" back on July 4, 1776. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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The flickering television commercial comes on and the pitch begins: Could you use a little more money? Heck, yes, you think to yourself. As if anticipating your knee jerk reaction, the pitchman tells you to look inside your home where the cash lies awaiting you for the taking. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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I have seen various statistics over the years regarding the number of adult Americans without even a simple will. The American Bar Association reports the percentage at around 55 percent, Rocket Lawyer about the same, and Lawyers.com is a bit less optimistic at 70 percent. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Baby Boomers are getting older by the day. Yes, I am a master of the obvious. That confessed, it seems Boomers are worried about running out of funds in retirement ... and other things. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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The total population of Kansas is 2.904 million and 6.064 in Missouri. In contrast, the population of those age 65 and older in California is 5.1 million. When you put the numbers into perspective, that is a lot of senior citizens in the Golden State. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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We all know someone who has gotten older ... and more vulnerable. They cannot, see, hear and process information like they did in their prime. Given enough birthdays, we all may experience what that is like. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning
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Question: Have you received those emails supposedly from friends or family members stranded overseas who need funds wired ASAP? The first one I opened caught my attention, because I recognized the name of the person in distress. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning