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Crummey withdrawal notices recommended practices

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Tax Court holds that trusteebeneficiary's power to invade trust principal for her "welfare" is limited by an ascertainable standard and trust principal not includible in her estate under IRC 2041(b)(1)(a) estate of Ann R. Chancellor, et al. v. Commiss

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 14 2011

Frequently, trust agreements ensure that the principal invasion power held by a trustee who is also a beneficiary is limited to distributions for the beneficiary's "health, education, maintenance and support"

Proposed Treas. Reg. 1.67-4

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 15 2011

Treasury has issued new proposed Regulations in connection with what costs incurred by estates or non-grantor trusts are subject to the 2 floor for miscellaneous deductions under I.R.C. 67(a

The Tax Court disallows charitable deductions and imposes accuracy-related penalties for failure to substantiate equipment donations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2010

The Tax Court disallowed a couple's charitable deductions and imposed accuracy-related penalties after finding they did not properly substantiate the contributions or provide contemporaneous written acknowledgements of their medical equipment donations

Florida Third District Court of Appeals withdrew its opinion in Habeeb v. Linder that a husband and wife can waive homestead rights merely by signing a joint warranty deed - Habeeb v. Linder, 3D10-1532 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011)

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 5 2011

On February 9, 2011, the Florida Third District Court of Appeals held that a husband and wife waived their post-death homestead rights merely by signing a joint warranty deed transferring the homestead property to the wife

Hirchert Family Trust v. Johnee Ann Alle Hirchert (District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, June 17, 2011)

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2011

The District Court of Appeal of Florida upheld an exception to the Florida homestead exemption in a case where a trusteedeceased husband of the defendant breached his fiduciary duty as trustee in California, and the defendant later used the proceeds resulting from this breach to purchase real property in Florida

Tax court finds transfer of an interest in a limited partnership and timberland to an FLP was not includible in the decedent’s gross estate under Section 2036(a) because the transfer was a bona fide sale for adequate and full consideration

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 10 2010

This Tax Court decision provides another Section 2036 victory for the taxpayer by holding that assets transferred to an FLP were not includible in the decedent's gross estate under Section 2036(a) because the transfer was a bona fide sale for adequate and full consideration

Surviving spouse is not treated as the payee of the decedent’s IRA and therefore could not take the IRA and roll it over into an IRA in her own name

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2010

In this PLR, the IRS found that the decedent's surviving spouse was not treated as the payee of the decedent's IRA, and therefore she could not take the IRA and roll it over into an IRA in her own name

March interest rates decrease slightly for GRATs, sales to defective grantor trusts, intra-family loans and split interest charitable trusts

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2010

The March applicable federal rate (“AFR”) for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 3.2

Estate is not entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the amount received by a charitable trust pursuant to a settlement agreement

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 10 2010

The IRS held that an estate was not entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the amount paid to a charitable trust pursuant to a settlement agreement