Pennsylvania Act 122 of 2022 amends Title 15 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes dealing with Corporations and Unincorporated Associations, which now requires an annual report filing for various entities organized or authorized to do business in Pennsylvania.
road to financial freedom and peace of mind is not always smooth. The following
are ten reasons to hire an experienced elder law attorney to navigate long-term
care and Medicaid issues.
Because of the delay between the passage of the SECURE Act and the timing of the proposed regulations and the divergence of guidance regarding the manner in which the 10-year rule would be applied to the post-death RMDs, the IRS issued Notice 2022-53 on October 7, 2022 to provide some relief.
The EEOC has just announced the release of the updated poster, “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal.” Employers are legally required to display this poster in “a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted” or face possible penalties.
Everyone with assets should have an estate plan. If you die without a will in Pennsylvania, there are pre-determined rules concerning what happens to your assets.
A look at women and retirement planning, including guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor.
This is a question we get often from clients: “My father [or mother] is already in a nursing home. Is it too late to protect and preserve assets?” The simple answer is “no.” Many of the clients we serve are in this situation, or about to be. We can help determine the best course of action based on your family’s specific situation.
Another technique for accelerating an applicant’s qualification for Medicaid and/or preserving family assets is to convert assets that would otherwise be counted toward the Medicaid resource eligibility limits (countable assets) into non-countable (or exempt) resources.
Qualifying for Medicaid often involves accelerating expenditures to reduce an applicant’s countable resources down to the required level. One technique for spending down assets to accelerate qualification is through the use of a Family Caregiver Contract.
It is not uncommon for U.S. tax exempt organizations to make donations to foreign charities.
The Internal Revenue Service has specific regulations governing such activities.
You would not think that it is necessary to issue this kind of update, but the IRS has issued a helpful reminder in its Tax Tip 2022-62: don’t ignore mail from the IRS.
In order to discourage Medicaid applicants from artificially impoverishing themselves (through gifting) to financially qualify for Medicaid, a penalty is imposed on asset transfers for less than fair consideration that occur within a defined time period generally referred to as the “look-back period”. However, not all transfers are subject to this penalty.
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