2890 N. Main Street, Suite 206 • Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Protect Vulnerable Adults From Scams

The doorbell would not stop ringing. Finally, 80-year-old Mary activated her video doorbell and asked hesitantly, “Who is it?” “My name is Manny Pearson, ma’am. Your son, Jake, sent me. He’s in jail and needs bail money. No one else is answering their phone, so he asked me to come by and get a check from you. He needs $1,000…

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2019 Increases in Federal Gift, Estate Tax Exclusions May Benefit Some Estates

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted last year, the federal lifetime gift and estate tax exemption doubled. Every year the lifetime gift tax exemption and estate tax exemption amounts are adjusted for inflation. For 2019, the exemption increased to $11.4 million for individuals and $22.8 million for married couples. That means, for example, that estates valued at less…

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2019 Medi-Cal Resource Updates

The California Department of Health Care Services recently announced new Medi-Cal resource numbers for 2019. In All County Welfare Directors Letter (ACWDL) 18-28 the Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA) was increased to $126,420 and the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) was increased to $3,161 for 2019. The CSRA is the amount of non-exempt assets that the spouse of a…

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