NVEPC Virtual Membership Meeting: Pending Tax Legislation and Why You Should Care

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Virtual
Speaker: Howard M. Zaritsky

Join us on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, for our virtual membership meeting, "Pending Tax Legislation and Why You Should Care." 

NVEPC members are encouraged to invite guests, who are potential members who qualify via our membership disciplines, to join the webinar at no cost. Guests may attend up to two virtual membership events per year. Just add them as an additional attendee when you go online to register yourself!

After the presentation, stay on the Zoom link and join us for some networking time!

Connection details will be emailed to registrants one day prior to the event.

About the Presentation:

Niels Bohr, the Nobel laureate in Physics, is quoted as saying, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future!”   This is true and one should be very careful about predicting what changes Congress might make in the tax laws.  Even if the originating bill is introduced by a member of the majority party, the final result, if there is one, is likely to look significantly different from its first incarnation.  With tax planning, the Devil is indeed in the details, and it is the details that most change during the legislative process.

Many clients hear or read of new tax proposals and may worry about how these proposals, if enacted, would affect their carefully designed, and occasionally expensive, estate plan.  Planners discussing the possible effects of proposed legislation on an estate plan should be careful always to start the discussion with a caveat that one cannot predict how a law will affect an estate plan until after one has the opportunity to examine in detail the final version of the law.  Clients may, nonetheless, still want at least some sense of what may be to come.


About the Speaker:

Howard M. Zaritsky is a retired partner in the law firm of Zaritsky & Zaritsky, in Fairfax, Virginia, where his practice was limited to estate planning and administration and related tax matters.  He has been a lecturer at most major tax and estate planning institutes, including the University of Miami (Heckerling) Estate Planning Institute, where he is a member of the advisory committee.  He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and treatises, including Tax Planning for Family Wealth Transfers During Life and Tax Planning for Family Wealth Transfers at Death both published by Thomson-Reuters/WG&L.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the Virginia State Bar, and former Chair of the Virginia Bar Association Section on Wills, Trusts & Estates.  Mr. Zaritsky lives on a farm with his wife and several groundhogs, near the thriving metropolis of Rapidan, Virginia.

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