Estate Planning for Forest Landowners
The Station recently released an updated version of the tax planning guide titled, 'Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What Will Become of Your Timberland' This publication is one of the most widely-used tax guides for family forest owners and the legal, accounting, financial, insurance, and forestry professionals who serve them. The book provides guidelines and examples for effective use of planning tools for both basic and more complex forest estates. The guide also discusses insurance, trusts, and ownership of forest land and how these considerations relate to estate planning by a business entity such as a family limited partnership or limited liability company. The closing chapters summarize State estate, inheritance, and gift taxes, and illustrate the benefit of planning-or the cost of not planning-a forest estate. The guide is available in both paper and electronic form.