Tag Archives: Kyle Malmstrom

42. How To Optimize Retirement Plan Distributions (In Light of Proposed Tax Changes)



Over the years, you may have accumulated a large sum of wealth in your retirement accounts.

But withdrawing that money tax-efficiently can feel like a challenge, especially under proposed tax changes currently being discussed.

In this episode, Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom discuss how the expected estate tax changes may potentially affect your retirement plan distributions, and share effective strategies to help you transfer your accumulated wealth to your desired beneficiaries in a tax-efficient manner.

Derek and Kyle discusses:

  • A brief overview of the proposed Build Back Better Act
  • Different ways to take your money out of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
  • “Live-on” assets versus “leave-on” assets — what is better for you
  • Reasons to start planning your wealth transfer as early as possible
  • And more

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40. How To Minimize Estate Taxes Using ILITs With Kristina Hess



Estate tax exemptions are expected to decrease in the near future.

However, ILITs (irrevocable life insurance trusts) can help you reduce your estate taxes so that you can maximize your wealth transfer to future generations.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom speaks with Kristina Hess, estate planning attorney at KR Hess Law, PC. Join Kyle and Kristina as they explain what ILITs are, how to set them up, the tax benefits, and why they are becoming increasingly relevant among high-net-worth individuals.

Kristina discusses:

  • How ILITs reduce your net taxable estate
  • How to move both existing and new life insurance policies into an ILIT
  • The potential elimination of grantor trusts and its impact on estate planning, if it’s passed
  • The ideal candidate for setting up an ILIT
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Kristina Hess is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California. At her core, Kristina is a strategic, yet creative thinker who comprehends the legal issues facing you as they relate to your individual life situation. Combine that with her analytical skills, and Kristina will efficiently equip you with the legal instruments to protect your hard earned wealth and, were something ever to happen, ensure that all you have earned throughout your life, stays within your family structure. Prior to establishing her own firm in 2009, Kristina has a proven track record with over 20 years of legal experience, highlighted with San Francisco’s prestigious law firms such as Shearman & Sterling and Pillsbury Winthrop.

 


38. AB-150: What Is It and How Does It Impact Your Taxes? With Ken Van Damme



On July 16th, 2021, California governor Gavin Newsom passed Assembly Bill 150. One of the key components of this bill is the Small Business Relief Act, which has the potential to reduce your taxable income.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom speaks with Ken Van Damme, tax partner at Ernst and Young, about what the AB-150 entails. They discuss creative strategies to leverage this new law to optimize your individual taxes, while highlighting the various risks involved.

Ken discusses:

  • The eligibility criteria to qualify for AB-150’s tax provisions
  • How you can start preparing for the new tax law until the federal guidelines are released
  • Tips to avoid overpaying in non-refundable taxes
  • The impact of AB-150 on multi-state entities
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Kenneth Van Damme is a California CPA with more than 28 years of tax advisory experience. He is a partner in the San Diego office of Ernst and Young as part of the firm’s Private Client Services group. Prior to rejoining EY in 2018, Ken had co-founded and built a very successful CPA firm in San Diego for 17 years known as RPR Partners. Ken has extensive tax consulting experience with structuring real estate and company transactions as well as income tax and estate tax planning for individuals. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and Masters degree from San Diego State University.


37. The Financial Planning Guide for High-Net-Worth Families



Most high-net-worth families work with various professionals, such as CPAs, estate planning attorneys, and valuation experts.

How can you bring them all together and create a holistic financial plan?

Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom answer the question in this episode. Join them as they explain strategies to create a forward-looking financial plan, minimize income and estate taxes, and optimize your wealth transfer for future generations. They also walk you through Centura Wealth Advisory’s comprehensive wealth management process that liberates you from financial burdens.

Derek and Kyle discuss:

  • Ways to know if a particular financial services professional is ideal for you
  • How to avoid a silo approach to your finances and focus on long-term planning
  • Tips for building a customized financial strategy based on your unique goals
  • Best practices to help you prepare for the potential tax changes
  • And more

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35. Structured Notes Simplified With Robert Sowinski



The interest rates for fixed income investments have reached historic lows. However, structured notes, which are somewhat unknown to many investors, can help you maintain returns through this environment.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom speaks with Robert Sowinski, managing director, structured products at Advisors Asset Management. Robert simplifies the complexities of structured notes and discusses how you can use them to boost your returns –– while accounting for the various investment risks involved.

Robert discusses:

  • An easy-to-follow explanation of how structured products operate
  • How you can cap your downside risk while maintaining a decent upside potential
  • The different timeframes and liquidity options available in structured notes
  • Why structured notes are becoming increasingly popular among retail investors
  • And more

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33. Creative Gifting Strategies To Optimize Your Estate Plan With Charles Levun



A lot of people are minimizing their estate taxes through current estate tax exemptions. But what if you aren’t ready to transfer your wealth, and want to retain access to your assets?

There are multiple gifting strategies to help you do that.

Join Kyle Malmstrom and Charles Levun, partner at Levun, Goodman & Cohen LLP, as they dive into these tax saving strategies. They explore ways to help you transfer maximum wealth to your beneficiaries in light of the expected tax changes under the Biden Administration.

Charles discusses:

  • The potential impact of future tax changes on your estate plan
  • How to use trust funds to transfer wealth while ensuring creditor protection
  • Ways to enhance your tax exclusions by using various discounting techniques
  • What to do if your estate is too small to give away
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Charles Levun is a partner and one of the founders of Levun, Goodman & Cohen. In addition to his role as a full-time practicing tax and business attorney, Mr. Levun is an author and educator who has developed a national reputation in the field of taxation. Mr. Levun has been practicing law since 1970, focusing on a business and tax practice, with a concentration in the representation of closely held businesses and wealthy individuals, business structuring and estate planning.


Episode 29 – The Potential Impact of New Tax Proposals on Capital Gains Tax and Estate Planning



With the For The 99.5% Act proposal, estate tax and capital gains tax are expected to rise drastically starting in January 2022. Several tax benefits might also be eliminated.

What can you do now to minimize the impact of this act on your estate planning?

Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom answer this question in this episode. They discuss what the new tax proposal entails, the implications if it is passed, and things you can do before the 2021 year-end to minimize your estate taxes and ensure maximum wealth transfer to your beneficiaries.

You will learn:

  • Tax saving opportunities posed by the current, all-time high benefits
  • Why you should contact a professional and begin estate planning as early as possible
  • The benefits of IR-2019-189 regulations for your estate and gift taxes
  • Strategies to build a blueprint for efficient estate planning
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how you can prepare yourself to deal with the expected tax changes!

Resources: Centura Wealth Advisory: (858) 771-9500 | Derek Myron on LinkedIn | Kyle Malmstrom on LinkedIn


Episode 15 – Estate Tax Implications If Joe Biden Wins The Presidential Election



The Presidential Election is coming up in less than 3 months. Are you prepared for the potential estate tax implications if the Democratic Party wins the election?

Today, Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom take an extensive look at the estate tax implications if Joe Biden wins the Presidential Election in November. They discuss why you should begin planning now regardless of the outcome of the election, the potential wealth risks you may face and more.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the estate tax is and how it works
  • Why you should be thinking about estate tax planning now before the election in November
  • The options you have for proactively creating an estate plan
  • The potential legislative risk you run if a plan is not in place in time
  • Some considerations you should think about while estate planning
  • Who you should talk to about creating your proactive estate plan
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn more about why you should begin estate planning TODAY!

Resources: Centura Wealth Advisory | dmyron@centurawealth.com | kmalmstrom@centurawealth.com 

 


Episode 12 – Manage Business Risk with Potential for Financial Upside – With Guest Mark Sims of Captive Alternatives



Businesses of all sizes face risk in the best (and worst) of economic times, and it’s important as a business owner to make sure that you are covered. 

In this episode, Jonathan Freeman is joined by Mark Sims from Captive Alternatives to discuss alternative insurance options for risk management and how business owners and entrepreneurs may leverage alternative insurance structures (Private Insurance) to manage expected or unexpected risks which can also yield financial upside. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How business owners can effectively insure against planned and unplanned risks using captive alternative insurance structures (Segregated Asset Plans)
  • How you can use alternative insurance options to provide coverage in business areas that may not have been covered before
  • The most tax-efficient ways to protect your business
  • What the first year of your plan looks like with Captive Alternatives
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how to protect your business with alternative insurance structures!

Resources:  Centura Wealth Advisory | Captive Alternatives | Email: Mark Sims | Private Insurance Overview


Episode 11 – WINGs, NINGs, DINGs. And Other ThINGs – With Mark Morris of Levitzacks



WINGs, NINGs, DINGs and ThINGs — yes, these are all real income tax strategies, but what do all these acronyms really mean, and how can this strategy help save you money in taxes? 

In this episode of Live Life Liberated, Kyle Malmstrom is joined by Levitzacks’ tax strategist Mark Morris to discuss the ING strategy—who it’s for, how it works, considerations, and potential pitfalls.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Business Owners in high tax states can benefit if they plan to have a liquidity event
  • In-depth detail regarding the ING strategy, types, design, and applicability
  • The implications of the ING strategy if you plan to sell your business
  • The power of appointment committee and how it factors into the strategy
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn if this unique income tax strategy is right for you!

Resources:  Centura Wealth Advisory | LEVITZACKS Website | Mark Morris