Since estate taxes and administration costs do not weigh heavily on smaller estates, the accountant generally will not be concerned with planning for persons whose estates consist primarily of life insurance or with community estates of husband and wife with a value under $120,000. It would be appropriate, however, even in those cases, to inquire whether wills have been prepared, how recently, the plan of disposition, and whether the insurance program has been co-ordinated with the testamentary disposition. It is desirable that the clients of every accountant be made more conscious of the importance of estate planning.
John G. Larson,
Participation by the Certified Public Accountant in Estate Planning,
24 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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