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Uncertainty About Estate and Income Taxes Draws US Wealth Managers to Minneapolis Tax Webinar.

Live Viewings Will Be Hosted at More Than 100 Locations in 20 States

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Estate planning experts and their clients face more ambiguity in federal tax law than ever before.

* This year there is no estate tax but next year it could be higher than in previous years.

* The Bush tax cuts are scheduled to expire in 2010 and it's not clear whether they will be renewed for 2011.

* Future income tax rates on investment income, dividends, earned income, and long-term capital gains are expected to rise significantly by 2013.

Two nationally prominent tax lawyers, Ann Burns of Minneapolis, MN and Christopher Hoyt of Kansas City, MO, will provide insight at the 18th Annual Estate and Charitable Gift Planning Institute webinar broadcast from the Minneapolis Convention Center Thursday, September 23. Securian Trust, The Salvation Army, and the Minnesota State Bar Association are hosting the event. Live viewings around the nation will be hosted by financial advisory firms, law firms, accountants, and trust companies.

"Financial experts want to give their clients guidance during this period of uncertainty," said Sarah Monke, president, Securian Trust Company. "The best anyone can do right now is find a way to protect assets until the estate and income tax issues are resolved. That's what Ann Burns and Christopher Hoyt will talk about September 23."

Ann Burns is chair of the Trust, Estate and Charitable Planning Group at the Gray Plant Mooty law firm in Minneapolis. She has published many articles and led numerous seminars on topics related to tax planning, charitable giving, and personal finance. Burns practices in Minnesota and Wisconsin and has appeared on several "best lawyer" lists for each of the last 16 years. She also is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Christopher Hoyt is a law professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City where he teaches classes on federal income taxation and business organizations. Before joining the UMKC faculty, he practiced law in Kansas City. Hoyt is the co-chairman of the Trusts and Estates Section of the American Bar Association's committee on charitable organizations.

Attendees can watch the seminar at the Minneapolis Convention Center or at hosted webinar sites. The intended audience includes attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, certified life underwriters, investment advisors, bank trust officers, charitable gift planners, other estate planning professionals, and others interested in providing products and services which help ensure the financial future of family, self and community.

Register to attend The 18th Annual Estate and Charitable Gift Planning Institute, at The Salvation Army web site.

Securian Trust Company, N.A., a Securian Financial Group affiliate, is a national bank chartered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Securian Trust provides expertise in trust administration and trust investment management and works closely with clients' valued counselors such as financial advisors and legal and tax specialists. It is a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, which has provided financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and retirement plans since 1880. Now one of the nation's largest financial services providers, it is the holding company parent of a group of companies that offer a broad range of financial services.
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Date:Sep 21, 2010
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