Blog for John Sweeney - Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs, Business, & Tax Lawyer in CT and NY

Connecticut State Tax Amnesty

Posted by John Sweeney | Dec 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Governor Malloy of Connecticut recently announced an amnesty program for CT state taxes. Connecticut is offering to allow people to report old unpaid taxes for CT and they will waive the penalties and most of the interest in an effort to collect unpaid CT taxes. In addition, they will not pursue criminal prosecution and may limit the number of years they look back.

Special Needs Trusts and Planning in Connecticut and New York

Posted by John Sweeney | Sep 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Special needs trusts allow disabled people to receive the benefit of trust money without being disqualified from receiving Medicaid and SSI. With a special needs trust, the money can be used to pay for expenses that are not covered by Medicaid or SSI without reducing the benefits that the beneficiary would otherwise be eligible to receive.

How Much Does Social Security Pay?

Posted by John Sweeney | Sep 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2017 the average monthly Social Security payment was $1,360. The maximum you could get if retire at your normal retirement date is $2,687. If you retire early it is $2,153 and if you retire at 70 it goes up to $3,538.

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Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.