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Estate Planning for Farm Families (FS-972)

Earlier this year the Maryland General Assembly recoupled the state estate tax exemption with the federal estate tax exemption. Recoupling is tying Maryland’s state estate tax exemption back to the federal estate tax exemption something that has not happened since 2001. Over the next 5 years,...

Family Forest Legacy Planning: A workshop for Maryland landowners

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Crossing at Casey Jones
Are you interested in learning how to assess and enhance the value of your property's natural resources, how to property and estate taxes, and how to create a succession plant that keeps your land intact and within your family? These topics and more will be covered during the "Family Forest Legacy...

Farm Estate Planning Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Chesapeake College
You’ve worked hard to build your assets—your farm, home, personal property—and to provide a level of financial security for your loved ones. Doesn’t it make sense to work just as hard to protect them in the event something should happen to you? Come learn how to start that all important line of...

Taxes and Land Preservation: Computing the Capital Gains Tax

Many farmers have their wealth tied up in their land and would like to convert some this land value into cash. Others want to ensure that their lands stays farmland forever. Some farmers wand to preserve their property's characteristics and amenities. Others want to make it more affordable for...

Farmland Preservation: An Estate Planning Tool

Maryland's rural landscape continues to change. While some farmers choose to sell their farms to residential developers, in other cases farmland is lost because the owner dies and the family cannot afford to pay the estate taxes without selling all or part of the farm. This fact sheet presents...

Estate Planning for Farm Families

All people who own real or personal property should engage in estate planning. Estate planning is particularly essential for those farmers whos real estate property values have increased dramatically because of urbanization. Families who find themselves land rich but cash poor and who fail to...

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