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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"

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Using charitable giving techniques to offset income tax from Roth IRA conversions

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 15 2010

In our June 2009 issue of Personal Planning Strategies, we explained that, beginning in 2010, all taxpayers, regardless of their income levels, will be eligible to take advantage of the opportunity to convert some or all of their traditional individual retirement accounts or other qualified retirement plans ("IRAs") to one or more Roth IRAs

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 1 2011

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

Tax Court finds that life insurance proceeds were estate tax includible on account of decedent’s retained incidents of ownership, that annuities were estate tax includible, and that estate was liable for failure to file timely penalty Estate of Coaxum v

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 5 2011

In Coaxum v. Commissioner, the Tax Court found that the decedent retained incidents of ownership in six life insurance policies, rendering their values includible in the gross estate, that the value of the annuities owned by the decedent was includible in the gross estate, and that the estate was liable for a failure to file timely penalty

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

Court finds Tax Court erred when it apportioned entire value of a Manhattan brownstone to a decedent’s estate when decedent transferred 49 of the property to her son a few years before

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 5 2010

In this case the higher court reversed a lower court's inclusion of the entire value of a real property in the Decedent's estate when the decedent had transferred a portion of the property to her son during her life

Loan interest paid by trust held non-deductible in decedent’s estate because it was unnecessary

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 5 2010

After Decedent’s death, his trust borrowed $1.5 million from Decedent’s Foundation to pay his estate tax liabilities (aka a “Graegin” loan

Estate not entitled to discount the value of three marital trusts for claims by ESOP members against the marital trusts’ assets Estate of Foster v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo 2011-95 (4282011)

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 5 2011

In Foster, the Tax Court considered the following: (1) whether an estate was entitled to discount the value of assets in three marital trusts due to the potential for litigation; and (2) whether assets in the marital trusts could be discounted for lack of control over and lack of marketability of the marital trusts’ assets