Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Makes Portability Permanent


The Tax Relief Act of 2010 authorized surviving spouses to combine their own federal tax exemption with the unused portion of a deceased spouse’s exemption. In the past, there was no portability option, so each spouse was only entitled to his or her own exemption. The Tax Relief Act allowed the surviving spouse to also benefit from any unused portion of the deceased spouse’s exemption.

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