Certified public accountants tend to be practical folk, and they often view estate planning from a different lens than perhaps attorneys sometimes do. For my last column from Heckerling, “The Beatles and Estate Planning,” I spoke with several planners on the trust company/bank side. While there’s certainly much common ground, there are some interesting nuances in the different views among CPAs, attorneys and trustees.
There’s clearly a growing emphasis on income tax planning for estate-planning clients. A few thoughts on this follow, some from this week’s sessions, some from attendees and more.