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Creating a "GRAT": heads you win, tails you break even

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 1 2011

Creating a grantor retained annuity trust (commonly referred to as a "GRAT") is a relatively simple way to transfer property to your children at virtually no gift tax cost

New York significantly changes its estate tax no decrease in estate tax for the wealthy

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2014

The New York State legislature has passed, and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed, the Executive Budget for 2014-2015, which significantly

Crummey withdrawal notices recommended practices

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2012

Under current tax law, an individual is entitled to make gifts of up to $13,000 per donee per year without being subject to gift tax

Late GST exemption allocation PLR 201313003

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2013

The IRS exercised its discretion to allow a taxpayer to make a late allocation of GST exemption. Over a six-year period, the taxpayer made transfers

Nassau Surrogate's Court issues opinion on decanting under New York EPTL 10-6.6

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2013

With In Re Kroll, 971 N.Y.S.2d 863, the Nassau Surrogate Court has issued what may be the first opinion dealing with the amended decanting statute

2014 estate, gift and GST tax update: what this means for your current will, revocable trust and estate plan

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2013

As we previously reported, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "Act") made the following permanent: (1) the reunification of the estate and

California Board of Equalization to release information to IRS

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2012

A California district court recently ruled that the IRS can serve "John Doe" summons on the California Board of Equalization in order to obtain a list of the names of California property owners who gifted real estate to family members between 2005 and 2010

Use it or lose it - increased gift and GST exemption amounts expire on 123112

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2012

On December 17, 2010, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "2010 Act") was signed into law, making significant modifications to the estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer ("GST") taxes

Like-kind exchange of life insurance policies PLR 201304003

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2013

The IRS privately ruled that the exchange by an irrevocable trust of a second-to-die life insurance policy for a new first-to-die policy would

Private letter ruling 201203033 (january 20, 2012)

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2012

In PLR 201203033, the IRS ruled that a trust qualified as a designated beneficiary after a trust beneficiary released certain portions of a power of appointment