The IRS released Rev. Proc. 2022-32, which updates and expands the simplified method for estates to obtain an extension of time to make a portability election under Sec. 2010(c) (5)(A).
In this first installment of an annual update on trust, estate, and gift taxation, the topics include estate tax closing letters, the basic exclusion amount, estate debts and expenses, and extending the time to elect portability.
This item summarizes the impact of two sets of proposed regulations issued by Treasury in early 2022.
A corporate recapitalization can freeze the value of the owner’s stock, potentially reducing the owner’s estate tax liability by removing future appreciation in the value of stock from the owner’s estate.
The value of a receivable created by split-dollar life insurance arrangements is the receivable’s value, not the cash-surrender value of the insurance purchased under the arrangements
This article discusses what partnerships, S corporations, and their owners need to know to manage the tax risks that arise when an individual partner or shareholder dies.
This second part of an annual update examining developments in estate, trust, and gift taxation covers recent court cases, proposed regulations, and other IRS guidance on estate tax.
The letters, which the IRS provides as a courtesy to executors and other authorized estate representatives, will now cost $67.
A surviving spouse has the option to file a joint return for the deceased spouse’s year of death, but several factors must be considered to determine if this is a good idea.
For clients who are projected to have a federally taxable estate and desire to gift assets to heirs, now may be the right time to implement planning strategies
This second of a two-part article discusses regulations on calculating the basic exclusion amount once the higher estate tax exemption expires after 2025, as well as several court cases and IRS private letter rulings.
The full value of a GRAT is includible in the grantor’s estate under Sec. 2036(a).
Late-filing penalties for foreign trust filings can be devastating to clients and a significant challenge to CPAs trying to explain or eliminate them.
The IRS issued final regulations that reconcile the current higher exclusion for the estate and gift tax unified credit amount in effect under the TCJA with the lower unified credit scheduled to go into effect in 2026.
This discussion considers some of the key differences that affect post-mortem planning when looking at entity selection.
As a recent Tax Court case demonstrates, when dealing with property interests in certain cases, advisers must carefully consider whether Sec. 2036(a) can cause an estate inclusion of the property interests.
The IRS issued final regulations that reconcile the current higher exclusion for the estate and gift tax unified credit amount in effect under the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with the lower unified credit, which is scheduled to go into effect in 2026, eliminating a possible future clawback of the higher exclusion amount.
This second part of a two-part article covers court cases, proposed regulations, and other IRS guidance issued over the last year on gifts and estates.
A well-drafted estate plan should address the management and distribution of digital assets to mitigate additional administrative burdens on fiduciaries.
The implications of the TJCA's large increase in the estate and gift tax exemption are complex and affect estate planning for everyone, not just the small percentage of the population who will still file estate tax returns.