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2013 Year-End Estate Planning Advisory

In this issue - - Federal Estate, GST and Gift Tax Rates - Annual Gift Tax Exclusion - Federal Income Tax Rates - President’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2014 - Important Planning...more

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

Still Clear as Mud: The Election’s Impact on Estate and Gift Tax Policy

Just two days ago, Barack Obama was re-elected as President. In addition, the Republican Party retained control of the House of Representatives, while the Democratic Party retained control of the Senate....more

2012 Year-End Estate Planning Alert

As the current federal estate/gift tax law is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012, this is an opportune time to take advantage of the planning techniques available under current law and to avoid being subject to newly...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

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 Year-End Income, Estate & Gift Tax Planning

With 2012 drawing to a close, many Americans may see the end of “Bush-era” income tax cuts as well as significant estate and gift tax reductions, the loss of which will dramatically affect their tax liability in 2013 and...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

Considerations For Tax Planning Opportunities Prior to December 31, 2012

This outline is not intended to be a comprehensive outline, but is intended to be a helpful resource summarizing the federal income tax and cited financial planning opportunities available before December 31, 2012 for...more

The Time Is Now: Gift Planning Opportunities Will Expire at Year End

As we enter the second half of 2012, it is important to consider certain time-sensitive estate and gift planning opportunities. The gift and GST tax exemptions were increased to $5,120,000 for 2012 – the highest exemptions in...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

Act Fast to Capture Benefit of Current Gift Tax Exemption

Bay Area families that have yet to take advantage of the current gift tax exemption are running out of time. As of midnight on December 31, 2012, the $5 million exemption disappears and will be replaced by a $1 million...more

Extraordinary Estate and Gift Tax Planning Window Might Close Before the End of the Year

The very favorable estate and gift tax planning environment that currently exists could be nearing an end. This Client Alert will have special interest to anyone who has a sizable estate and wants to minimize their family’s...more

Gift Tax Planning Opportunities: The Window is Closing

As our clients know from our prior alerts, the last few years have seen unprecedented changes in the federal tax on gifts and bequests. One element of this was the unexpected increase in the federal gift and estate tax...more

Tax Planning Opportunities in 2012

Significant estate tax planning opportunities which are available under current legislation may be eliminated or severely restricted after December 31, 2012. It is therefore critical to evaluate whether steps should be...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

Gifting and Other Tax Planning Opportunities in 2011

As many of you already are aware, on December 17, 2010, Congress passed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "Act"). The Act provides for the following: - For 2011,...more

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