Month: August 2023

ING Trusts: How to Minimize State Income Taxes (Ep. 83)

ING Trusts: How to Minimize State Income Taxes (Ep. 83)

There is a wide disparity in tax rates between U.S. states. For example, the top tax rate in California is 13.3%, while South Dakota has 0% state tax on trusts!

However, if you live in a high-income-tax state, you can still benefit from lower tax rates without moving physically.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom, Managing Director, and Roby Kotcamp, CFP®, Senior Wealth Advisor, explain how to use an Incomplete Non-Grantor (ING) Trust to minimize state income taxes.

Kyle and Roby discuss:

  • Types of assets suitable for an ING Trust
  • The correct sequence of steps to ensure the ING Trust is set up properly
  • An example showcasing the practical application and scope of an ING Trust
  • Potential pitfalls of the ING Trust strategy
  • Alternative strategies for states where an ING Trust is not possible (E.g., California)
  • And more


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The QPRT Strategy: How to Reduce Estate and Gift Taxes (Ep. 82)

The QPRT Strategy: How to Reduce Estate and Gift Taxes (Ep. 82)

While passing on your wealth to future generations, you might want to make it as estate tax-efficient as possible.

If your estate amount exceeds the estate tax exemption limit, a Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT) might be for you.

In this episode, Seth Meisler, CFA, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA, Senior Wealth Advisor, and Samantha Lawrence, CFP®, Associate Advisor, discuss how the QPRT strategy can help reduce your wealth transfer taxes.

Seth and Samantha discuss:

  • How a QPRT works and the process for setting it up
  • The major tax benefits involved (estate and gift)
  • Who is the ideal candidate for the QPRT strategy
  • Potential risks related to QPRTs that you should keep in mind
  • And more

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How to Achieve Tax Efficiency With Private Placement Life Insurance With Christopher Hyman (Ep. 81)

How to Achieve Tax Efficiency With Private Placement Life Insurance With Christopher Hyman (Ep. 81)

High-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals are often focused on protecting and growing their wealth while minimizing taxes. However, not all of their assets generate “tax-efficient” income.

This is where private placement life insurance (PPLI) can come into play.

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Christopher Hyman, Director of Insurance Solutions at Centura Wealth Advisory. They explain how PPLI serves as a tax-efficient way to grow assets from taxes while offering high flexibility and low fees, as well as providing death benefit protection.

Derek and Chris discuss:

  • How PPLI works and who it is best suited for
  • PPLI’s major tax advantages for high-net-worth individuals (net worth above $10 million)
  • Potential risks in PPLI that investors should know about
  • How PPLI can be highly personalized to meet client-specific needs
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Chris has been in the financial services industry for over fifteen years, nine of those serving ultra-affluent families and privately held businesses. As Director of Insurance Solutions, Chris is responsible for modeling in-depth customized planning solutions that fit the diverse needs and goals of Centura clients, as well as assisting in the ongoing stewardship of those plans. Before joining Centura, Chris served as the sole Case Design specialist for an advisory member firm of M Financial Group, where he developed life insurance solutions for high net worth clients, geared toward estate planning, tax efficiency, and executive compensation.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting from the University of Delaware. He resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Amanda, and their three children. His primary joy is spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys reading, fitness training, outdoor activities, and traveling to the shore.