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Estate Planning & Compliance
ESTATE AND GIFT PLANNING
Estate planning requires a special sensitivity to the dynamics of your entire life - family, finances, business, lifestyle, and goals. At Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, we stress the importance of income tax planning as part of comprehensive estate and gift planning. We work with you to identify and clarify your goals, explaining projected tax and other consequences, and recommending alternative strategies. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy; anyone who owns a home, car, investments, retirement plan account, collectibles, and more, has an estate.
ESTATE ADMINISTRATION AND TAX COMPLIANCE SERVICES
Our estate team is here to serve your estate administration and tax compliance needs. We assist our clients and their attorneys with the preparation of:
- Income tax planning for estates, trusts, and beneficiaries
- Fiduciary income tax returns for estates and trusts
- Estate inventories
- Estate accountings
- Inheritance tax returns
- Estate tax returns – federal and state(s)
- Individual income tax returns of decedents
Whether you are an individual personal representative looking for assistance from start to finish or an attorney or trust department looking to outsource fiduciary and estate tax return preparation, we personally tailor our services to meet your needs. We are committed to the high standards of the accounting profession - integrity, independence, objectivity, and professional competence. We do not sell investments, insurance, or other products. We are providers of solutions by offering professional service, advice, and peace of mind.
ESTATE PLANNING & COMPLIANCE TEAM LEADER
Jodi M. Blair, CPA, CSEP, Hagerstown