COLLEGE STATION — Estate tax rates range from 37 percent to 60 percent for estates above $625,000. To assist people in learning what is included in a taxable estate and what deductions and expenses are available to reduce the taxable estate, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service is hosting four estate planning seminars across the state.
The seminars will be held March 5-6 in College Station; March 11- 12 in Robstown; March 17-18 in Austin; and March 25-26 in Amarillo.
Basic estate planning devices such as wills, living trusts, tax deferrals, gifts and property titles will be examined by the speaker, Dr. Wayne Hayenga, Extension agricultural economist. He also will talk about using corporations and partnerships, special farm land valutions and deferred estate tax payment rules for agricultural operations.
Additionally, Hayenga will discuss life insurance and its role in estate planning, valuation rules and treating beneficiaries fairly.
The registration fee is $100 per person. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations if needed.
Further information is available by contacting Hayenga’s office at (979) 845-2226.