Estate Tax

Recent developments in estate planning: Part 2

In this second installment of an annual update on trust, estate, and gift taxation, the topics include split-dollar life insurance arrangements, indirect gifts, formula clauses in transfers of limited partnership interests, valuation discounts, and grantor retained annuity trusts.

Recent developments in estate planning: Part 1

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.

Recent developments in estate planning: Part 2

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.

Recent developments in estate planning: Part 2

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.

IRS rules eliminate estate and gift tax clawback

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.

Final regs. eliminate estate and gift tax clawback

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.

Estate planning for digital assets

A well-drafted estate plan should address the management and distribution of digital assets to mitigate additional administrative burdens on fiduciaries.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.