Tag: Income Tax

Tax Countdown: Planning for the Expiration of the TCJA (Ep. 90)

Tax Countdown: Planning for the Expiration of the TCJA (Ep. 90)

In 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced some significant changes to tax laws, both on the income and estate side.

Now, as we approach its expiration on December 31st, 2025, it is important to plan for the looming tax changes!

Join our senior wealth advisors Matt Griffith, CFP®, and Roby Kotcamp, CFP®, as they unpack the potential tax changes and their implications for high-net-worth individuals and business owners.

Matt and Roby discuss:

  • How income tax rates and deductions might be affected
  • Expected changes in the lifetime exemption for estate and gift tax
  • Strategies that may help you take maximum advantage of the prevailing tax laws
  • Why you should act now instead of waiting until 2025
  • 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.

How To Navigate International Tax Planning With Connor Southwell (Ep. 72)

How To Navigate International Tax Planning With Connor Southwell (Ep. 72)

Whether you are a U.S. citizen with international sources of income or a foreign national conducting business in the U.S., it is important to understand how international taxation works so that you do not end up overpaying in taxes.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom speaks with Connor Southwell, Director of Citrin Cooperman’s International Taxation Services Practice, about how to effectively navigate international tax planning.

Kyle and Connor discuss:

  • Key factors that can affect your “worldwide income tax”
  • How inbound and outbound tax planning works in the U.S.
  • The impact of various tax laws on U.S. citizens, green card holders, resident aliens, and non-resident aliens
  • How business owners can leverage international treaties to optimize their tax situation
  • And more

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Connor Southwell is a director in the firm’s International Taxation Services Practice. He has over a decade of experience advising high net worth individuals and closely held businesses in international tax planning and compliance.

Connor works with both U.S. nationals and business entities with activities in foreign jurisdictions, and nonresidential individuals and companies that seek to establish a presence and economic nexus to the U.S. His specialties include the subpart F and GILTI regimes, foreign tax credit planning, FATCA compliance, and the analysis and application of U.S. and OECD model income tax treaties.