Practitioners who assist clients with preparing estate tax returns should make sure that they know the very real danger they face if distributions are made from the estate before all the federal estate taxes are paid.
The IRS announced one last postponement in the due date for filing under rules requiring reporting of the value of an estate’s assets to the IRS and beneficiaries.
The IRS further postponed the due date for the new reporting requirement, under which estates must report the value of estate assets to the IRS and to beneficiaries.
Certain high-net-worth clients might achieve better results by using a preferred family limited partnership rather than an intentionally defective grantor trust or a grantor retained annuity trust.
This is the second of a two-part article examining developments in estate, gift, trust, and generation-skipping transfer taxes between June 2014 and May 2015.
This is the first part of a two-part article examining developments in estate, gift, and trust income tax between June 2014 and May 2015. Part 1 discusses gift and estate tax developments.
Final rules govern the requirements for electing portability of a deceased spouse’s unused exclusion amount to the surviving spouse and the rules for the surviving spouse’s use of that amount.
The IRS issued guidance delaying the due date for compliance with the recently enacted rules that require consistent basis reporting between an estate and anyone acquiring property from the estate.
The highway funding bill made changes to the Internal Revenue Code that affect estates and beneficiaries, including new reporting rules.
Proposed regulations would apply to decedents who died in 2010 and whose executors elected under Sec. 1022 to not have the retroactively reinstated estate tax apply to the decedents’ estates.
This is the first in a two-part article examining developments in estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax and trust income tax between June 2013 and May 2014.
IRS recently issued Rev. Proc. 2014-18, which provides an automatic extension for certain taxpayers to elect portability of the deceased spousal unused exclusion.
The IRS issued a revenue procedure that provides executors of certain estates a simplified way to request an extension of time to make the “portability” election to transfer a deceased spouse’s unused estate tax exclusion to the surviving spouse
The IRS offered certain executors a simplified way to request an extension of time to make the “portability” election to transfer a deceased spouse’s unused estate tax exclusion to the surviving spouse.
The election to treat a qualified revocable trust as an estate under Sec. 645 can result in some complicated accounting and tax consequences as well as some interesting tax planning opportunities because of the separate-share rules.
In a departure from its own precedent, the Tax Court held that the fair market value of a donor’s taxable gift may be determined with reference to the donee’s assumption of the potential Sec. 2035(b) estate tax liability for the gift.
This is the second in a two-part article examining developments in estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax and compliance between June 2012 and May 2013. This part covers developments in estate tax and GST tax.
This article examines developments in estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax and trust income tax between June 2012 and May 2013.
The president's recently released FY 2014 proposed budget contains a number of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax proposals.
An executor who relied on his accountant’s mistaken advice that he had obtained a one-year extension of the filing due date for Form 706 was nonetheless liable for a large late-filing penalty.