O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?

With a little planning, you can protect the family business from the ravages of estate taxes

Death and taxes may be unavoidable, but there's nothing preordained about death taxes--even if President Clinton vetoes, as promised, the repeal Congress passed in late July. "With planning, it's relatively easy to pass a business to the next generation," says H. Allan Shore, a certified public accountant and lawyer at Ackerman Senterfitt & Edison in Miami. The problem is, few people plan.

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