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Let's All Wait Until After 2023 to Die in Connecticut

by Murtha Cullina on

Until the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the federal applicable exclusion amount for the estate of a person dying in 2018 was scheduled to be $5.6M. The federal applicable exclusion amount sets (i) the applicable...more

Updated Historical Federal Transfer Tax Rates, Exemptions, and Related Information Table

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

I have updated this table to include 2018 data based on inflation adjustments and changes in the 2017 Tax Act. The $11,180,000 exemption and exemption equivalent amounts for estate, gift and GST tax are not yet out, so...more

Estate Planning is Still Important Even with the Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 made sweeping changes that affect individuals, businesses, trusts and estates. This alert focuses on the impact of the Act on...more

Dramatic Change to Federal Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Tax Exemptions

• Each individual’s exemptions from federal estate, gift and GST taxes have roughly doubled to approximately $11,200,000 • The increased exemptions are available only temporarily, through 2025 • We recommend that you...more

Personal Impacts of Tax Reform: Should You Adjust Your Wealth & Succession Plan?

While there are many ways that the 2017 Tax Act impacts businesses, business owners and high net worth individuals may also be affected individually as a result of the changes. Although the income tax changes under the 2017...more

Federal Transfer Tax Exemptions Increased … Temporarily

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Reconciliation Act of 2017) on December 19, 2017 (the Act), Congress provided increased, albeit temporary, relief to taxpayers who otherwise might be subject to federal transfer...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

How the New Tax Law May Impact Your Estate Plan

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “2017 Act”) which, among other items, made several changes to the federal wealth transfer tax system with respect to transfers occurring...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

US Tax Reform—Changes Impacting High Net Worth Individuals

by White & Case LLP on

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act") was signed into law, accomplishing the most far-reaching US tax reform in decades. While the Act contains significant changes that will impact all US taxpayers, this...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

This Time Is Different: You Really Do Need to Update Your Will and Durable Power of Attorney

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

With the advent of higher exemptions with respect to the Federal Gift, Estate, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax passed last December (referred to as the 2017 Tax Act), it really is necessary to review your estate tax...more

The New Tax Law Provides Estate Planning Opportunities

by Ruder Ware on

Shortly before Christmas, Congress approved and President Trump signed into law the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The new law increases the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions from $5 million to $10...more

Impact of New US Tax Law on High Net Worth Individuals, Trusts and Family Offices

The newly enacted U.S. tax law makes significant changes to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code affecting high net worth individuals, their investment entities and family offices. These changes are likely to spur gift...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

by Blank Rome LLP on

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

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

The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law on December 20, 2017, with an effective date of January 1, 2018. Among other things, the Act favorably amended the federal estate, gift, and generation skipping...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

Transfer Tax Considerations Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate ushered H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), through conference committee, and President Donald Trump signed the Act into law on Dec. 22, 2017. • Most of the Act's...more

Estate and Gift Planning Under the New Tax Law

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 went into effect on January 1, 2018. The new law makes some changes to key estate planning-related provisions. Except as otherwise noted, these changes are effective now and will sunset at...more

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