What is a Disregarded Entity?

If you disregard something, you ignore it. The term “disregarded entity” is used quite frequently in the IRS world and in the legal world, so you’ll need to understand both aspects of the term. An entity is a legal structure that has legal rights, including being recognized

Step-Up in Basis

Some methods of avoiding probate can cost your heirs tens of thousands of dollars if you don’t take into account the tax savings available through using the step-up in basis. Step-up in basis is tax terminology that many people know about, but don’t understand in the context