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Lewis Law Office, P.A.

475 NE 50th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 (305) 757-9255 KayLewisEsq@LewisLawOfficePA.com Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Tips From M. Kay Lewis, JD, CPA, LLM (Taxation)

  • ESTATE AND TRUST PLANNING CAN REDUCE TAXES AND FEES

    A Last Will and Testament and a Revocable Living Trust have been the cornerstones of estate and tax planning for individuals living in Florida. With assets of cash, real estate, investments and business interests, the use of a revocable living trust agreement… more

  • THE FLORIDA ENHANCED LIFE ESTATE DEED

    Florida is one of only a few states that recognize an "Enhanced Life Estate Deed" which is commonly known in other states as a "Lady Bird Deed." With the ability to have a life estate deed to pass real estate automatically upon the owner’s death to a named… more

  • HEALTH CARE ADVANCE DIRECTIVES: WHAT ARE THEY?

    During the past 10 years the public has been hearing repeatedly about “HIPAA”, Healthcare Surrogate Designations, Living Wills and Organ & Tissue Donation. Yet many people do not fully understand what they are for or whether they should have them. Florida… more

  • BASIS/VALUE REPORTING ON IRS FORM 8971

    With the addition of a reporting requirement of the asset basis/value for Estates, Form 8971 (Schedule A) is now used to report to recipients the basis (value) of inherited assets in compliance with the "consistency rule" of IRC 1014(f). With the consistency… more