A Focus on Energy: Royalty Trusts
What is an Irrevocable Trust?
The UK tax obligations of an individual depend in large part on the individual’s "domicile" under generally applicable English common law principles. The citizenship of an individual is irrelevant under the UK tax system. The...more
Every spring, the Florida legislature meets in regular session, and seemingly in every session significant changes are made to Florida’s trust and estate laws. Once again in 2015 changes were made to the Florida Uniform...more
On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (the "Act"), which revised a number of different federal tax laws relevant to individuals,...more
Protecting family assets in the event of a divorce is particularly significant for family business owners, who typically want to avoid sharing ownership with their ex-spouses or their children’s ex-spouses. A prenuptial...more
August Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts -
The August § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and...more
In re Estate of House, 2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 3006 (Wash. Ct. App. 2014) -
A release waiving any and all claims that the parties may have or may acquire, bars recovery for unknown claims existing at the time the release...more
Income Tax Considerations of Estate Planning Are More Important Than Ever -
Gifting assets during life will reduce the size of your taxable estate at death and, correspondingly, reduce your estate tax liability. But with...more
June Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts -
The June § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and...more
Because the gift and estate tax exemption is at a record high of $5.43 million for 2015, many people have shifted their focus from estate planning to income tax planning. An understanding of basis — and the benefits of the...more
In This Issue:
- Can a Broken Trust be Fixed?
- Keep it in the Family: Use an intrafamily loan to cover estate taxes
- Tax Court: Trust Can Materially Participate in a Business
- Estate Planning...more
The Iowa Legislature just passed House File 661, which was proposed by the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association and supported by the Iowa Academy of Trusts and Estates Lawyers. ...more
The Trust Matters Update is a periodical summary of cases, case comments, consultations, publications, legislative developments, legal updates, articles and news in the area of trust law and related issues.
Divorce or separation agreements often require one spouse to maintain life insurance as security for their support obligation. Attorneys often do not address the tax implications if the insured spouse owns the policy. ...more
Affluent families who wish to give to charity while minimizing gift and estate taxes should consider a charitable lead trust (CLT). These trusts are most effective in a low-interest-rate environment, so conditions for taking...more
In This Issue:
- Thinking of Moving to Florida? Maybe a Little Further South is a Better Option
- New Investment Thinking for Trustees?
- Excerpt from New Investment Thinking for...more
Decanting refers to the distribution of trust property of one trust (the “first trust”) to another trust (the “second trust”). Over the past several years, the number of states specifically authorizing decanting by statute...more
In This Issue:
- A Contrarian View on Bypass Trusts
- Getting More Out of Trusts: The Total Return Unitrust
- Estate Planning for Your Eighteen Year Old: What You Need to Do Now May Surprise You
The annual filing imposed on trustees must be submitted by 15 June on new, dedicated forms published by the French tax authorities, and in the French language.
In this issue:
- Valuing LLC Interests: How To Lose In Tax Court
- Should You Keep Your Trust A Secret?
- Effort – A “Stretch IRA” Can Maximize Your IRA’s Benefits
- Estate Planning Red Flag – You...more
The revenue portion of the recently passed Executive Budget for 2014–2015 significantly changes New York’s estate tax and the way in which New York taxes the income of certain trusts.
New York has recently passed new laws that significantly reform its current estate, generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax and income tax scheme. This Private Client Group Client Alert provides a brief overview of New York’s...more
New York’s recently passed legislation, effective April 1, 2014, significantly changes its estate tax regime and income tax regime for certain trusts. This Alert discusses the implications of this legislation....more
As we noted in our recent client alert, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in January that he would introduce legislation intended to reduce the estate tax incentive for New Yorkers to move out of the state shortly...more
We previously alerted you to proposed legislation affecting New York estate tax law, the tax treatment of gifts by New York residents, and New York income taxation of certain trusts. This month Governor Cuomo signed final...more
On April 1, 2014, the New York state 2014–2015 budget (the "Budget") became effective. The Budget includes legislation (the "Budget Legislation") that makes several significant changes to New York's estate tax regime and to...more
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