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2012 Year-End Estate Planning Advisory

Now that the election is over, we anticipate having some guidance soon with respect to the numerous tax and planning issues that have been mired in uncertainty for the past two years. Many tax benefits are scheduled to...more

Gift Planning Before The End Of 2012

An unprecedented opportunity to make gifts and transfer wealth to family members is set to expire at the end of 2012. The 2010 Tax Act made substantial changes to the federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer...more

You “Built” It, So Don’t Lose It! Estate Tax Laws to Change Dramatically on December 31, 2012

At the end of 2010, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law, significant changes in the estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax regime. The 2010 tax legislation extended the so-called “Bush Tax...more

The Disappearing Estate and Gift Tax Exemption

Originally published in the Orange County Business Journal, September 17-23, 2012. It is difficult to miss the headlines, cocktail talk and political debates regarding taxes in an election year. By this time, most...more

2012: Opportunity to Take Advantage of $5.12 Million Gift Tax Exemption

In December 2010, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “2010 Act”) extended the Bush tax cuts through December 31, 2012 and, among other things, increased the gift, estate,...more

Personal Planning Strategies - September 2012

In This Issue: - Use It or Lose It - Increased Gift and GST Exemption Amounts Expire on 12/31/12 - Income Tax Deductions for Charitable Donations May Be Denied Without a Qualified Appraisal Mohamed v....more

Estate Planner - July/August 2012

In This Issue: - Is your estate plan flexible? Estate tax law uncertainty requires options - No time like the present: With favorable estate tax and real estate environments, use a QPRT to give away your home -...more

Gift & Estate Tax Exemptions from Tax Relief Act of 2010 Expiring 12/31/12 - Generation Skipping Transfer Tax (GST) - By Pat...

2012 Wealth Transfers - Trusts & Estates Law Alert The Sun Sets on 12/31/12 February 27, 2012 By: Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein's Trusts, Wills and Estates Attorney Patricia Galteri Time flies The favorable...more

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