Welcome to 2021

Happy New Year! We wish you and yours a joyous, healthy, and prosperous 2021 – let us know how we can help you with your legal needs. We offer convenient appointments and COVID-friendly remote options.

2021 brings new tax and planning opportunities and challenges:

  • Tax free gifts up to $15,000/recipient/year, or $30,000/recipient/year from a married couple
  • $11.7 million/person ($23.4 million/married couple) exempt from estate tax
  • SECURE Act – no more stretch IRAs – most inherited IRAs must pay out RMDs within 10 years. With the new IRA rules, here are a few ideas: (1) Roth conversion, (2) taxable assets in a revocable trust, (3) review your trust, (4) consider a charitable remainder trust.

As you’re reviewing your personal and business legal needs, drop me a line or give me a call. A good estate plan, including a trust where appropriate, gives you and your family affordable peace of mind. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various estate planning, elder law, and probate needs, including preparing wills or helping on will contests, trust consultation and drafting, to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on various legal issues. Call/text (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com), the KC Estate Planner, today to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2021, Stephen M. Johnson