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The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan [Video]

In early 2012, Kathi Ryan addressed the 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate planning documents....more

The Season of Giving: The “Fiscal Cliff” Coming to the Estate and Gift Tax Laws #EstatePlanningAttorney

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (“2010 Act”), was signed into law by President Obama on December 17, 2010. This Act provided a two year fix to the existing estate and gift...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

Gifting Opportunities in 2012

There is still time in 2012 to take advantage of a unique gifting opportunity offered under the 2010 Tax Relief Act. The Act, which was signed into law on December 17, 2010, unified the federal estate, lifetime gift and...more

Windows of Opportunity: Year-End Gift Planning Opportunities for 2012

Although the end of the year is several months away, it is time to think about taking advantage of the generous tax savings that may be available for 2012 only. The 2010 Tax Act made significant changes to the estate,...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

Time is Running Out on Historic Estate Planning Opportunity

THE OPPORTUNITY: On December 17, 2010, Congress and President Obama set the exemption from gift tax at $5 million (adjusted by cost-of-living factors; for 2012, the exemption amount is $5.12 million). This exemption had never...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

Take Advantage of Current Estate Planning Opportunities

The last three years have witnessed substantial changes in federal estate and gift tax laws and more changes are undoubtedly coming. Such changes offer a number of opportunities for clients to achieve their estate planning...more

2012 Wealth Transfer Tax Laws: The Window of Opportunity is Rapidly Closing

The window of opportunity to take advantage of the currently applicable wealth transfer tax laws is rapidly closing, and once shut, it is possible that we may never see such generous estate planning opportunities again. ...more

Trusts & Estates Law Alert -- June 2012

Historic Estate & Gift Tax Savings Opportunities Almost Gone We are half way through 2012 and the generous tax legislation that went into effect on January 1, 2011, is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2012, if...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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