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Estate Planning is a process where individuals prepare or plan for the settlement of their personal affairs in the event of incapacitation or death. Estate plans typically include provisions relating to the... more +
Estate Planning is a process where individuals prepare or plan for the settlement of their personal affairs in the event of incapacitation or death. Estate plans typically include provisions relating to the disposition of assets, guardianship of minor children, and appointment of representatives to make medical and financial decisions. Effective estate planning can decrease tax liability and facilitate the probate process.  less -

Estate Tax Changes Past, Present and Future

by McGuireWoods LLP on

I. INTRODUCTION - This outline is a selective and evolving review of the history of the modern federal estate tax. It originated during the attempts to repeal the estate tax in President Clinton’s second term and...more

Estate Tax Changes Past, Present and Future

by McGuireWoods LLP on

I. INTRODUCTION - This outline is a selective and evolving review of the history of the modern federal estate tax. It originated during the attempts to repeal the estate tax in President Clinton’s second term and...more

Impact of New Tax Laws on Estate Planning

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by the President on December 22, 2017, and represents one of the most significant rewritings of the federal tax code since 1986. ...more

Estate Planning Pitfall - You haven’t transferred ownership of a life insurance policy to a trust

After recent tax legislation, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, few tax shelters are left standing. One key exception is life insurance. This brief article details that, if certain requirements are met, the buildup of...more

McGuireWoods LLP State Death Tax Chart (Updated)

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This State Death Tax chart is maintained for the McGuireWoods LLP Website and is updated regularly. Please see full chart below for more information....more

Estate Planning after The Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) doubled the amount of property that an individual can transfer without incurring federal estate, gift or generation-skipping transfer tax (“Exemption Amount”) from $5,490,000 in...more

2018 Estate Tax Changes

by Jaburg Wilk on

Under the new tax law, estate tax has not been repealed. However, there is relief for higher net worth individuals, business owners and people with large estates that have little or no liquidity who previously might have...more

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 for Estate and Wealth Planning

As many of you are already aware, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Tax Act) was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Tax Act makes a wide variety of changes to the Internal Revenue Code covering a broad range of...more

Estate Tax Changes Past, Present, and Future (Updated)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

I. INTRODUCTION - This outline is a selective and evolving review of the history of the modern federal estate tax. It originated during the attempts to repeal the estate tax in President Clinton’s second term and...more

Important Information about the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Estate & Gift Tax Provisions

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Exemption Amount Doubled: A simple but powerful change was made to the Federal Estate and Gift Tax: Starting in 2018, the amount that an individual can transfer free from estate tax (the "exclusion amount") increased from a...more

The New Estate Tax Law – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Increase in Exemption from Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes - On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act") was signed into law. The Act implements a variety of significant tax reforms....more

The Impact of Tax Reform on Estate Planning

Tax Act of 2017: Transfer Tax Provisions - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act of 2017”) was signed by the President on December 22, 2017. The transfer tax provisions of the Tax Act of 2017 (i.e. the estate,...more

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2018

In This Issue: - Sudden impact: When a spouse unexpectedly dies - New tax law affects estate planning strategies - All in the family: Transferring your vacation home - Estate planning pitfall: You haven’t planned for...more

Favorable Changes to Estate, Gift and GST Tax Laws Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Mintz Levin on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), signed into law on December 22, 2017, significantly increased the exemption amounts for the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. These increases may present...more

Estate Tax Changes Past, Present, and Future (Updated)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

I. INTRODUCTION - This outline is a selective and evolving review of the history of the modern federal estate tax. It originated during the attempts to repeal the estate tax in President Clinton’s second term and...more

Estate Tax Changes Past, Present and Future (Updated)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

I. INTRODUCTION - This outline is a selective and evolving review of the history of the modern federal estate tax. It originated during the attempts to repeal the estate tax in President Clinton’s second term and...more

Changes to Federal Estate Tax May Impact Your Estate Planning

by Lane Powell PC on

As you have likely read, the new year brought significant changes to U.S. tax laws. But did you know that the changes to the federal estate tax may impact your estate planning? We’ve highlighted some potential planning...more

Estate Planning under the New Tax Law

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This client alert is part of a special series on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and related changes to the tax code, where Blank Rome’s lawyers share their analysis of different provisions in the Act and how they may affect you...more

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: An Overview and Four 2018 Planning Suggestions

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

For the first time in more than 30 years, the countdown to the New Year was also the countdown to major revisions to the tax code. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act) became law in late December 2017 and contains sweeping changes...more

Wealth Transfer Tax Planning Implications of the 2017 Tax Act

by Williams Mullen on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed Public Law No. 115-97, formerly known as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017[1], into law (the “2017 Tax Act”). Increase of Gift, Estate, and GST Exclusions and Exemptions in 2018...more

2018 Key Trust & Estate Planning and Corporate Ownership Implications of the New Tax Law

by Perkins Coie on

With the passage of Public Law no. 115-97, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act), attorneys in Perkins Coie’s Trust & Estate Planning practice, along with our clients running closely...more

Estate Planning Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Winstead PC on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) into law, ushering in some of the most sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code in over 30 years. While the Act substantially revises the...more

Trump Administration Signs 2017 Tax Act

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed a tax bill that had been passed by the Senate and House called “An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for...more

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

The 2017 Tax Act Doesn't "Simplify" Planning for Estates and Gifts Things to Consider or Reconsider As You Look at Your Estate

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

On December 22, 2017, the President signed a major change to federal tax law that contains many provisions affecting individuals, estates, and trusts. While the impetus behind the change was simplification, as some unnamed...more

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