When Congress resolved the fiscal cliff crisis early this year, it brought permanence to estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax laws that had been in flux for over a decade. In short, the American Taxpayer Relief...more
The #1 item on my “tough love list” for New Year’s 2013 was “Enough of the Unencrypted USB Keys“.
You won’t have been alone if you didn’t tackle that in the first quarter of 2013.
In This Issue:
- Exemption portability: Should you rely on it?
- Decant a trust to add trustee flexibility
- Using the GST tax exemption to build a dynasty
- Estate Planning Red Flag: Your plan includes a...more
Congress recently made permanent the “portability” of a predeceasing spouse’s unused estate tax exemption (currently, $5.25 million per spouse)....more
The American Taxpayer Relief Act (the Act), which was passed by Congress on January 1, 2013 and signed into law by President Obama on January 2, has finally provided some permanence to the transfer tax laws....more
In This Issue:
- Ask Us - Tax Appeals
- Parental Authority - At 18, "You Don't Rule Me" Rules
- The Fiscal Cliff Showdown - What It Means To Your Real Estate Plan
- Excerpt from Parental Authority - At 18, "You...more
Congress’s eleventh-hour deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” produced the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). The act focuses on income taxes, but it also provides much-needed certainty for people engaged in estate...more
Congress adopted the American Taxpayer Relief Act (the Act), effective January 1, 2013. The Act made permanent tax rates and exemptions for estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes. Prior laws incorporated...more
In This Issue:
- How to Protect Your Assets as a Business Owner
- Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait to Update Your Estate Plan
- Tales from the Cliff: Estate Planning Policy for 2013 and Beyond
For the first time in more than a decade, clients and advisors can plan their estates with a significant degree of certainty. The new tax law passed by Congress on January 1, 2013 and signed into law by President Obama...more
In This Issue:
- Tax deal reshapes estate planning landscape
- Are your children prepared to handle your wealth?
- Planning your digital legacy
- Estate Planning Red Flag: You’re married and relocating into or out...more
For those of you watching Congress as 2012 came to a close and wondering what would happen to the economy if we fell off the dreaded “fiscal cliff,” you may feel as though you lost a lot of sleep over nothing.
As 2012 drew to a close, your estate planning attorney's attention was diverted from the ball drop in Times Square to whether Congress would drop the ball with respect to the fiscal cliff. Congress, however, passed the...more
It has often been said that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. Until two weeks ago, the “taxes” part of that phrase was not so certain. However, on January 2, 2013 President Obama signed the...more
On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law. As a result, for the first time in over 12 years, there is now some certainty in the Federal estate tax, the Federal gift tax and...more
With the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “ATRA ”) passed and the fiscal cliff safely averted, the time has come to turn your attention to your estate plan.
What Did the ATRA Accomplish? The fiscal cliff...more
On New Year’s Day 2013, to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“2012 Act”). The 2012 Act raises taxes on some taxpayers while retaining most of the provisions enacted...more
The uncertainty of the last two years was put to rest on January 2, 2013 when President Obama signed into law the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (ATRA). The new law saved us from the “Fiscal Cliff” and forestalled...more
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law. Summarized below are highlights of those and other changes to Federal tax laws affecting income, payroll, gift and estate, and...more
After a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff was passed by Congress on January 1, 2013, President Obama signed into law the new American Taxpayer Relief Act (“ATRA 2012”) on January 2, 2013. ATRA 2012 extends...more
By now you should have all heard that Congress narrowly averted the Country's fall over the "fiscal cliff" at the very last moment (well, actually after the very last moment, but retroactive to the very last moment) by...more
Congress took the fiscal cliff negotiations over the brink but was finally able to reach a deal resulting in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“2012 Act”). The 2012 Act makes the estate and gift tax laws “permanent,”...more
On New Year's Day, Congress acted to make the prior estate and gift tax regime permanent, with one small change - the estate tax rate has been increased from 35% to 40%. The rest of the estate and gift tax regime, including...more
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act) was enacted on January 2, 2013....more
We Didn't (Quite) Fall off the Cliff, But We Still Have To Clean up the Mess!
When the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2012, estate planning practitioners said "good night" to an unprecedented period of working...more
JD Supra gets your content noticed, increases your visibility and makes your marketing efforts hassle free...
Learn More or Schedule a demo