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The Times They Are A–Changin’: Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Amount Doubles

In this world, things change, and clients need to adapt to those changes. A major change in gift and estate tax law has occurred and clients need to take notice, and adapt their estate plans accordingly....more

Tax Reform: Sweeping Changes To Federal Tax Law And The Impact On Businesses And Individuals

by Akerman LLP on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law what is commonly referred to as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (the "Act"). The Act makes significant changes to the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") and affects a broad...more

The Federal Estate Tax Lives On, But “Where, O death, Is Your Sting?” (*)

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was introduced on November 2, 2017, perhaps the single most important issue on the minds of many closely held business owners was the future of the estate tax: was it going to be repealed as had...more

President Trump Signs Tax Reform Bill into Law

On December 15, 2017, the House and Senate conference committee agreed on the terms of the final tax reform bill, previously referred to as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), which was subsequently approved by both...more

Private Wealth Newsletter - Significant Changes to Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes

The recently-enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act significantly changes the tax landscape, beginning on January 1, 2018. Many of these changes will sunset on January 1, 2026, when the law reverts to the pre-2018 law. Congress could,...more

What You Should Know About Estate and Gift Tax Reform

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The tax bill recently passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Trump retains the gift and estate tax, but substantially curtails its reach. The new tax legislation represents a dramatic change to our transfer tax...more

Changes to Federal Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Laws

by K&L Gates LLP on

President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) on December 22, 2017, implementing a new law that affects many taxpayers. This Alert addresses some of the changes to the federal estate, gift, and...more

Impact on Gift, Estate, and GST Taxes Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1)

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The tax law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017, contains important changes to provisions governing gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes...more

Effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Trust and Estate Planning

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, includes significant changes to the U.S. federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax laws, effective as of January 1, 2018. In addition,...more

Impact of the Tax Law on Estate Planning

President Trump signed sweeping tax legislation into law on Dec. 22, 2017, resulting in several significant changes to the wealth transfer tax system, effective as of Jan. 1, 2018....more

Changes To Estate And Gift Taxes In The New Tax Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Estate and gift tax planning are among the many areas of tax law impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2018. Federal Tax Law Changes- Through December 31, 2017, each person had an...more

Summary of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act changes many provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, from individual and business provisions, to...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Ushers in Big Changes to the Estate and Gift Tax

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) into law. The new law will have a substantial impact on current estate plans and planning moving forward. Significantly, however, there will be...more

Tax Reform Advisory:  Exempt Organizations

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to United States tax regimes for exempt organizations, businesses in which...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: Year- End Planning for Individuals

by Perkins Coie on

On December 22, 2017, the tax reform bill, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act), was signed into law, bringing sweeping changes to the U.S. Tax Code. The Act takes effect on January 1, 2018....more

What the Final Tax Bill Means for Estate and Gift Tax Planning

by Barley Snyder on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, is the most significant overhaul of the U.S. Tax Code in more than 30 years. Among the significant changes is an increase of the federal estate,...more

Private Client & Trust Tax Reform Advisory

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to United States income tax regimes for individuals and businesses and...more

Tax Reform 101 – Estate Planning For High Net Worth Individuals

The new tax bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President today has increased the amount individuals can transfer free of Gift, Estate and Generation Skipping Transfer (“GST”) taxes....more

Tax Reform Impact On Estate Taxes

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

This is the sixth issue in a planned series of alerts designed to provide an in-depth analysis on topics related to tax reform. Like all new things, new years typically welcome many changes, opportunities and new...more

The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: Impact And Planning

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) instituting sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code.1 By now, many taxpayers are familiar with the ‘big ticket’ changes the Act brings to the...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: House and Senate Pass Tax Reform Bill

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On December 19, 2017, the Senate passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (H.R. 1) (the “Bill”). The House of Representatives passed the Bill on December 20, 2017. This follows the release by the conference committee of the...more

New Tax Act

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”). President Trump is expected to sign the Act into law soon. The Act generally will take effect on January 1, 2018 and will make important...more

Congress Passes Historic New Tax Law

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Congress has passed a major overhaul of the US tax system. The measure passed 224 to 201 in the House and 51-48 in the Senate, largely along party lines. The tax bill is now on its way to the President, and the President is...more

New Tax Law Provides Major Estate and Gift Planning Opportunities

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On December 20, 2017, Congress delivered to President Trump the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), which includes provisions that affect the Federal estate, gift and generation skipping transfer, or “GST”, taxes. ...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Conference Committee’s Bill

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The House-Senate Conference Committee released the revised “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Dec. 15, 2017. This compromise bill made major changes to the separate bills that the House and Senate passed earlier this year. Both...more

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