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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

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • 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

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

IRS issues an inconsistent ruling on whether a grantor trust can hold an IRA - Priv. Ltr. Rul. 201117042 (April 29, 2011)

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2011

In 2006, the IRS issued Private Letter Ruling 200620025 in which the IRS approved of the transfer of an Inherited IRA to a special needs trust (“SNT”) that was a grantor trust for income tax purposes

Federal exclusion from gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes increases to $5,340,000 in 2014

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

In Revenue Ruling 2013-35, the IRS announced certain inflation adjustments to tax exemptions and deductions. The IRS increased the basic exclusion

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Favorable "DING trust" rulings PLRs 201310002 201310006

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

In five related rulings, the IRS issued favorable holdings addressing the income and gift tax consequences of so-called "DING trusts." The acronym

Electing out of the application of the estate tax and allocating basis step-up for 2010 decedents

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2011

The legislation enacted in December 2010 retroactively reinstated the federal Estate tax for 2010 decedents but allows an applicable Executor to “opt out” of the Estate tax regime by making a “Section 1022 Election”

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

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

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

The December 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.0, which is unchanged from last month