Do you know what hap­pens to your as­sets when you pass away?

I’ll give you a hint, taxes, taxes, and more taxes!

Estate plan­ning is the process of plan­ning the tran­si­tion of your as­sets to your chil­dren and grand­chil­dren af­ter your death.

Of all con­sid­er­a­tions, one of the most com­plex is tax­a­tion.

Let’s look at an ex­am­ple: The Smiths, suc­cess­ful real es­tate in­vestors

The Smiths, both 50, in good health, with three young-adult chil­dren, had built a lu­cra­tive port­fo­lio of in­vest­ment prop­er­ties.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith were on the path to a very com­fort­able re­tire­ment but were ex­press­ing con­cern about leav­ing their port­fo­lio of 5 rental prop­er­ties and fam­ily cot­tage to their chil­dren.

Their chil­dren were very in­ter­ested in con­tin­u­ing the fam­i­ly’s real es­tate in­vest­ment legacy and were not in­ter­ested in liq­ui­dat­ing the cur­rent port­fo­lio to cover the even­tual taxes at their par­en­t’s deaths.

Based on con­ser­v­a­tive pro­jec­tions, the fam­ily was SHOCKED to learn that the pre­dicted tax bill on the cur­rent port­fo­lio would ex­ceed their liq­uid as­sets by $3.4 to 5.9 MILLION.

They needed a plan!

There were two main strate­gies they could em­ploy:

  1. Save and in­vest to cover the an­tic­i­pated tax costs
  2. Utilize life in­sur­ance to cover the an­tic­i­pated tax costs

But wait, what if they could do both?

We de­vised the fol­low­ing strat­egy:

  1. We pur­chased a joint, last to die, par­tic­i­pat­ing whole life in­sur­ance pol­icy
  2. By com­bin­ing both Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s lives into one pol­icy we were able to drop their insurable age” to that of a 43 year old
  3. Fund the an­nual pre­mi­ums through an­nual sav­ings
  4. Immediately bor­row against the Cash Value of the pol­icy to fund a re-in­vest­ment into a stock port­fo­lio

This so­lu­tion led to sev­eral ben­e­fits in­clud­ing:

  1. The abil­ity to uti­lize the stock port­fo­lio to in­crease re­tire­ment in­come
  2. A pro­jected TAX-FREE death ben­e­fit of $3.4 mil­lion to cover es­tate re­lated taxes

Overall, the fam­ily was given the peace of mind to con­tinue to main­tain and even build their real es­tate em­pire for gen­er­a­tions to come.

David Terk, Software Engineer and Investor
When I was dealing with my parent’s estates, the tax situation quickly became overly complex. I turned to Fabio and his team, and they took the stress off my shoulders. I really recommend Fabio and The Campanella Group for any tax and estate planning matters. They are efficient and knowledgeable with top notch service.

At the Campanella Group we help clients like the Smiths every day. We are ded­i­cated to help­ing our clients forge the best fi­nan­cial path for their fam­i­lies.

Are you ready to take a step for­ward and se­cure a lu­cra­tive fi­nan­cial fu­ture for your­self and your fam­ily? We are al­ways ready to speak to am­bi­tious en­tre­pre­neurs and in­vestors look­ing for an edge.

Feel free to con­tact us for a zero-cost, 30-minute, on­line meet­ing where we can get to know you and de­ter­mine if we can help you pave a path to fi­nan­cial suc­cess.