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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

Recharacterizing Roth IRA conversions

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2011

Beginning in 2010, many of our clients became eligible for the first time to convert their traditional individual retirement accounts or other qualified retirement plans ("Traditional IRAs") to Roth individual retirement accounts ("Roth IRAs") as a result of changes enacted under the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 ("TIPRA"

U.S. government sues estate and donees of J. Howard Marshall II for unpaid gift taxes

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2010

The U.S. government is suing the estate and donees of J. Howard Marshall for a combined $85 million of unpaid gift and GST taxes

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

Court rescinds nonqualified disclaimer and denies gift tax liability

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2010

In this case, a disclaimant's parents set up Qualified Personal Resident Trusts ("QPRTs") that passed to the disclaimant, Craig, and his sister after the QPRT terms expired

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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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"

Intra-family loans: a simple yet effective estate planning tool

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2011

An intra-family loan is a basic estate-planning technique which has a very low transaction cost

New York State changes personal income tax rates

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

New York has modified the personal income tax rate schedule for tax years 2012 through 2014

IRS Notice 2012-21 (352012)

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

In order for a surviving spouse to retain use of a deceased spouse's unused estate tax exemption, he or she must make a portability election on a timely filed federal estate tax return for the deceased spouse, even if no federal return needs to be filed because the decedent's assets were below his or her remaining federal estate tax exemption amount

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