Dispository documents involving lifetime gifts or testamentary bequests often include formula clauses to designate the value of property passing by gift or bequest.
With thoughtful planning, taxpayers can minimize gift and estate taxes while retaining some control of transferred assets by establishing trusts or limited partnerships and using the annual gift tax exclusion.
The IRS released its annual revenue procedure making inflation adjustments to the gift tax annual exclusion and other items for tax years beginning in 2013.
This article covers recent developments in estate tax, including the portability election, proposed regs. on the alternate valuation date, FLPs.
This two-part article examines developments in estate planning and compliance between June 2011 and May 2012. Part I discusses developments regarding gift tax and trusts, an outlook on estate tax reform, and annual inflation adjustments for 2012 relevant to estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax. Part II, in the October issue, will cover developments in estate tax.
This article covers gift tax, generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax, trust developments, and the annual inflation adjustments for 2011 relevant to estate and gift tax.
The lifetime gift tax exclusion increased to $5 million for 2011 and 2012, and there is concern that the IRS will attempt to assess either an additional gift tax or extra estate tax if the lifetime exclusion is subsequently reduced.
The IRS released the final 2010 version of Form 709, United States Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return, and its instructions.