Do you want to pay less in taxes?
Of course you do. I would be worried if you wanted to pay more in taxes...
The question is HOW you can pay less in taxes. Here's one way: estate planning.
A good estate plan can help you minimize your tax burden. Specifically, estate planning can impact (1) income taxes, (2) inheritance taxes, and (3) estate taxes.
Most people are familiar with income taxes. However, they are less familiar with estate taxes; and many people have no idea that inheritance taxes even exist. So it comes as no surprise that one of the most common questions I get from prospective clients is:
"Do I need to pay inheritance taxes?"
It is a good question and is usually accompanied by a number of other, related questions:
What, exactly, is an inheritance tax?
Is an inheritance tax the same thing as an estate tax?
How can I avoid having to pay an inheritance tax?
This blog post will answer these questions, give you a better understanding of the difference between inheritance taxes and estate taxes, and explain how those laws operate in Oklahoma.