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Richard M. Goldstein

Posts by Richard M. Goldstein

No Good Deed Goes Untaxed – The IRS May Recharacterize Loans as Gifts

Entrepreneurs in Miami and elsewhere are familiar with making and receiving loans as commonplace tools in the management of their businesses.  One need look no further than the growth of Miami’s skyline through debt-financed development to understand how other people’s money can be leveraged to create new wealth for investors. Managing Intra-Family Loans It is… Continue Reading

Tax Planning Important for Foreign Purchasers of U.S. Real Estate

It is no secret that the South Florida real estate market has been a buying opportunity for wealthy foreigners, in light of the decline in U.S. home prices and the lower value of the U.S. dollar against some foreign currencies.  Investors from Canada, Latin America and Europe are buying U.S. real estate for their own… Continue Reading

Spike in Real Estate Creates Tax Planning Opportunities for South Florida Property Owners

Although it may come as a surprise to many, it is no secret that South Florida property values are on the rise. Over the past few years, wealthy Latin Americans and other foreign investors have turned their investment focus to the depressed real estate market in South Florida.  Once a market that was flooded with thousands… Continue Reading

Exit Tax & Expatriation From The United States

Earlier this month, Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite, songwriter and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, renounced her U.S. citizenship in order to expatriate from the United States and save money on taxes. With an increase in taxes expected to occur in 2013 and the multitude of foreign countries offering a desirable lifestyle (with… Continue Reading

Expiration of the Current Estate Tax Exemption Amount

Under current governing law, every individual has a $5,120,000 lifetime gift tax exemption, which amounts to a $10,240,000 combined lifetime exemption for married couples.  But the current lifetime gift tax exemption amount is scheduled to revert back to $1,000,000 in 2013.  That makes the remaining months of 2012 a prime time for Miami residents to… Continue Reading