Podcast – Wealth Taxes: Potential Implications for Wealthy Families

During this episode of The Wealth Enterprise Briefing, WE Family Office’s Managing Partner Michael Zeuner and Partner and Wealth Planning Executive Joseph Kellogg, LL.M. (Tax), CFP®, TEP, address the pressing topic of wealth taxes. Together, they offer a thorough overview of the dynamics related to wealth taxation, covering both federal and state levels while examining proposed measures and potential implications for ultra-high-net-worth families and individuals.

During the conversation they discuss:

  1. Overview of Wealth Tax Concepts: The various forms of wealth taxes, including those based on the net value of assets, income thresholds and taxes on unrealized gains.
  2. Adoption of Wealth Taxes: States that have taken steps towards implementing wealth taxes, such as Massachusetts and Washington, have introduced surtaxes on high-income earners and capital gains, respectively.
  3. Federal Proposals and Legislative Landscape: Insights into federal proposals, emphasizing the challenges these proposals face in gaining traction within the legislative arena.
  4. State-Level Considerations: They discuss states contemplating wealth tax proposals beyond traditional income taxes, exploring taxation on assets and unrealized gains and highlighting the complexities and potential consequences of each.
  5. Challenges and Considerations: The multifaceted challenges inherent in implementing wealth taxes and highlighting the importance of monitoring legislative developments.

We continue to keep a close eye on the discussions and developments surrounding wealth taxes. While we do not recommend that families make any changes to their planning or structuring at this time, we believe it is important for families to understand the concept of wealth taxation and its potential implications.

If you have any questions about wealth taxation, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Disclosure: This podcast contains opinions and does not constitute the provision of investment, legal or tax advice to any person.