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Year-End Tax Planning, Tax Reform and Proposed 2704 Regulations Withdrawn

by Goodwin on

With the end of year approaching, now is the time to consider making gifts to lower your federal and state estate tax liability. That tax liability, however, could change with impending federal tax reform. Regardless of the...more

House Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How the Senate Proposal Compares

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee (the “House Committee”) released its plan for comprehensive tax reform: the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (H.R. 1) (the “House Bill”). Following a week of hearings,...more

House Passes and Senate Considers GOP Tax Proposals, Leadership Target End of Year for Passage

by Baker Donelson on

On November 16, House Republicans approved H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on a party-line vote of 227 to 205, with 13 Republicans and all Democrats voting against passage. Senate Republicans are also moving toward passing...more

SALT Implications of the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Many provisions of the House and Senate tax reform proposals would affect state and local tax regimes. SALT practitioners should monitor the progress of this legislation and consider contacting their state tax administrators...more

Federal Tax Reform May Affect Estate Planning

On November 2, the House Ways and Means Committee released a draft tax reform bill known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate Finance Committee followed on November 9 with its own outline for tax reform legislation. Both...more

Republican Tax Plan Unveiled – Elimination of Death Tax (Estate Tax)

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

After much discussion, build up and suspense, House Republicans have officially released key details behind their proposed tax bill. The bill would repeal the estate tax (‘death tax’) in 2024. After much back and forth over...more

House Ways and Means Committee Releases Proposed “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act”

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On November 2, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a proposed bill, titled the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, which is designed to create “more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks”...more

Potential New Tax Changes: The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

by Roetzel & Andress on

The new tax bill, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Bill”), is estimated to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years. The House Ways and Means Committee begins reviewing the Bill on Monday, November 6, 2017....more

House Republicans Release (Simplified?) Tax Reform Bill

The House Republican’s tax reform bill – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – was released yesterday. This bill is 429 pages (this is simplifying?) and provides for extensive tax reform. ...more

House Releases Tax Bill: Talking Points and Takeaways

by Polsinelli on

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee released the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1). Key elements include reducing the tax rate on corporations to 20%, and reducing the tax rate paid on income earned by...more

House Tax Reform Bill Released

Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brady introduced the much anticipated House Tax Reform Bill – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill is 429 pages, so it will take a little time to digest all the key provisions. ...more

South Carolina Conservation Easements for Farm and Forestry Property

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

There are 12.9 million acres of commercial forestland in South Carolina. More than half of the forestland is family-owned, and 82% of private owners live on the land. The state also has about 25,000 farms, which encompass 4.9...more

A 529 plan can benefit your estate plan

As summer vacations wind down and thoughts turn back to school activities, people might find themselves reviewing their finances and considering the options for funding their children’s (or grandchildren’s) college...more

Wealth Management Update - July 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

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

State and Federal Tax Law Developments Affect Same-Sex Couples and MA Residents with Out-of-State Real Estate

by Goodwin on

Recent changes in state and federal tax laws impact same-sex couples and any Massachusetts residents who own real estate in another state. Clients who may be affected by these changes should act soon to protect the...more

Changing Your “Home” For State Tax Purposes – Not So Easy

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

It’s February, the middle of winter, and many of us are longing for warmer weather. Some with second homes in Florida or Arizona and the like start thinking about changing their primary residence for state income and estate...more

Statute of Limitations and Collections Process Against Executrix and Agent for Estate Tax Deficiency

United States v. Holmes - 2016 WL 4363398 (SD Tex. Aug. 16, 2016) Summary - Summary judgment was sought by both the taxpayers and the Government for an estate tax liability. The taxpayers contended that the...more

2016 New York Tax Update: Highlights and Lowlights

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

There wasn’t much in the way of substantive New York tax changes in the 2017 budget bill that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed in April. Or at least wasn’t much in the way of changes that affect the day-to-day practices of the...more

Recent Connecticut Tax Law Developments

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Coming off what was a relatively quiet year in 2014, the year 2015 was a tumultuous year for Connecticut tax law changes. The changes enacted during 2015 will impact virtually all taxpayers in the state (both individuals and...more

Estate Planning Pitfall - You haven’t taken state estate taxes into account

A generous gift and estate tax exemption means only a small percentage of families are subject to federal estate taxes. But it’s important to consider state estate taxes as well. Although many states tie their exemption...more

How Far Back Can a Back Tax Go? Petition for Certiorari in Hambleton Asks Supreme Court to Right Unjust Retroactivity

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Retroactivity is an endemic problem in the state tax world. In this year alone, we have seen retroactive repeal of the Multistate Tax Compact (MTC) in Michigan, as well as significant retroactivity issues in New York, New...more

New Maine Budget Would Make Numerous Tax Changes

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Hoping to avoid a potential government shutdown, this week the Legislature passed a biennial budget that once again makes significant tax changes, but stops well short of the major tax reform desired by many legislators. The...more

House Approves Estate Tax Repeal, Permanent Extension of State and Local Tax Deduction

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The House today passed the Death Tax Repeal Act (HR 1105) and the State and Local Tax Deduction Fairness Act (HR 622). The two bills would repeal the estate tax and the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax (but not the gift...more

Update on Maryland Estate Tax

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has signed into law H.B. 739 (the “New Law”), which contains revisions to the Maryland estate tax law. Specifically, the New Law gradually increases the Maryland estate tax exemption amount...more

Recent Changes to New York Estate and Income Tax

On March 31, 2014, the New York State legislature passed and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State 2014-2015 Budget Bill (the “New Law”), which contains a number of revisions to the New York State estate tax...more

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