An estate planning attorney is among several professionals (tax advisors, financial planners, and life insurance agents, among others) that assist individuals to create estate plans based on their unique situations and concerns.
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How to Legally Not Pay VAT for the Ordinary Asset of a Corporation?
A common estate planning tool in the 1990s, real properties registered in the name of Family Holding Corporations are typically considered ordinary assets by the BIR. But, if the deal can be structured where the buyer will purchase the shares of the single-asset family corporation then the payment of VAT can be dispensed with altogether.
What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is a multi-disciplinary endeavor for designing a program for the effective management, enjoyment, and disposition of property – personal and real – of the planner at the least possible tax cost and avoidance of probate.
Things To Consider Before Purchasing a Parcel of Land Covered by an Emancipation Patent
Emancipation Patent is a proof of ownership which can be the subject of a contract of sale in the exercise of one’s right of ownership without violating the prohibitions embodied in Section 27 of R.A. No. 6657 relative to sale or disposition of awarded lands for a period of ten (10) years from their award because said provision of law solely applies to awarded lands under R.A. No. 6657 covered by CLOAs and not to PD 27 lands covered by EPs.
Is a Notarized Post-Nuptial Agreement Legal in the Philippines?
To make things absolutely clear for the unsuspecting couples, there is no such thing as a postnuptial agreement in the Philippines. If the couples married without a prenuptial agreement then, depending on the date of their marriage, their property regime can be conjugal partnership of gains or absolute community of property.