A well-drawn will can reduce estate and income taxes that may arise when someone dies. Estate taxes are often by far the largest cash expense an estate can have. Although the estate tax is currently scheduled to decrease gradually and then be repealed in the coming years, it still can be a major expense of a decedent’s estate in the interim. There is also the possibility that Congress may increase the impact of the estate tax in the future. In addition, proper planning must be made for income tax advantages. Proper planning with a will is indispensable in taking these benefits in the tax codes.