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Anthony Peter Guettler

Anthony Guettler’s Answers

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  • Do I have to pay past due property tax on a house I bought that had been foreclosed on?

    I closed on my house 29 Dec 08. I received a notice from the county indicating that since I was the new owner, I owe property taxes that were due for 2008, that were due 20 Dec 08. My closing paperwork indicated that I paid for taxes for 29-31 D...

    Anthony’s Answer

    The purchase of real property from a bank foreclosure sale will not relieve you from your obligation to pay the ad valorem property taxes due on property that you own. However, you should determine if the bank or title insurance agent were obligated to pay the property taxes for 2008 on your behalf. Many times, this information will be in your contract for purchase and sale; there should be a paragraph regarding payment of real property taxes. In addition, you should review your title insurance policy for information regarding payment of real property taxes for 2008.

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  • A/B trust question

    My wife and I are about to go to several local attorneys to see if one could draft a living trust for us. Based on initial phone calls, they say we need a A/B living trust. They said the dead spouse assets go to the B trust up to the federal exem...

    Anthony’s Answer

    In addition to utilizing the Federal estate tax exemption (which currently stands at 3.5 million dollars) , you may be qualify for the marital deduction (see IRC 2056) or other deductions. If you take full advantage of the marital deduction and the federal estate tax exemption amount, the first spouse to die will not pay estate tax. However, upon the death of the surviving spouse, the estate tax initially deferred will become payable (see IRC Section 2044).

    In addition, if you currently have a taxable estate, their are many tax planning vehicles available to you. You may utilize any number of estate tax planning techniques to minimize, if not eliminate, your estate tax by reducing the size of your gross estate.

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  • How can I get money from a trust fund?

    my father died last year and left a trust fund.this is a small amount of the total estate which my step mother (of course) inherited.this is for her use if absoulutley necessary and is managed by their accountant.the accountant is still her accoun...

    Anthony’s Answer

    The manner, timing, and form of distribution from trust will be set forth in the trust agreement. If you are beneficiary of the trust, you should obtain a copy of the trust and read the provisions regarding payment of income and principal from the trust. If your rights to payment from the trust should be described in the trust agreement.

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  • Do I need a new lease now that my apartment has been purchased by an individual owner?

    I have rented my apartment from a condo association for the past 2 1/2 years. Two weeks ago, I received notice in the mail from an individual in NY stating I should now deposit my monthly rent into their private bank acct. Does FL law address th...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Depending on your situation, a new lease may be adviseable. Also, you should proceed with caution in directing payments to a "new landlord". You should look to the terms of your current lease to determine what form of payment may be required by the landlord.

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