Our weekly roundup of tax-related investment strategies and news your clients may be thinking about.
Is estate planning dead?
Estate planning is a lot more than just minimizing the tax hit on a client's assets after they pass away, according to Kiplinger. Even if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his plan to end the "death tax," its elimination will only impact the ultra-wealthy and a large number of clients will still be able to leverage the strategies behind this approach to managing their wealth after death. -- Kiplinger
8 ways your car can drive you to big tax credits and deductions
The pleasures of driving a new car can include the added bonus of several tax credits and deductions, according to the Motley Fool. For example, clients driving those trendy plug-in hybrids may be eligible for the electric vehicle tax credit. They may be able to also deduct mileage if the vehicle is used for work. -- Motley Fool
Beat Uncle Sam with these portfolio tricks
Here's a way to prevent clients from having sticker shock when the tax bill arrives reflecting all their successful investments during the monster bull run of 2016, according to Nasdaq. This IRS-approved investing strategy may help offset a massive tax bill for those clients who didn't tor to save by investing within a tax-deferred account.
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