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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"

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

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
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • 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

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"

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

Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum 201208026 (9282011)

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

In a recently released Memorandum, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel concludes that contributions made by Settlors to a discretionary trust for their descendants were taxable gifts, since (1) the Settlors had not retained any rights that would make the gifts incomplete and (2) the withdrawal powers granted to the beneficiaries were unenforceable in state court and thus illusory

Differing results regarding IRA rollover extensions Private Letter Ruling 201130013 (July 29, 2011) and Private Letter Ruling 201130014 (July 29, 2011)

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

Two Private Letter Rulings regarding requests for extension of the 60-day IRA rollover period arrive at different results based on emotional and financial difficulties faced by the taxpayers

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
  • -
  • 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