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A New State Capital Gains Tax

Earlier this year, Washington’s legislature passed Senate Bill 5096, which was signed by Governor Jay Inslee on May 4, 2021, and has since been codified under RCW 82.87. Starting on January 1, 2022, the new law imposes a 7% capital gains tax on annual federal long-term capital gains in excess of $250,000. The new tax […]

National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Estate planning is an often overlooked element of financial planning + wellness – it is estimated that 56% of Americans do not have an up-to-date estate plan. National Estate Planning Awareness Week was adopted in 2008 to help the public understand what estate planning is and why it is such a vital component of financial […]

Unsolicited Probate Advertisements

Heirs or beneficiaries of a probate estate may receive unsolicited mailings or other advertisements offering to provide cash advances, purchase property interests, or other services. Some advertisements use information gleaned from public court records or mimic formatting similar to official documents to persuade the public to contact the company and to lend the advertisement a […]


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