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Crummey withdrawal notices recommended practices

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

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

Recharacterizing Roth IRA conversions

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • 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

Private letter ruling 201203033 (january 20, 2012)

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2012

In PLR 201203033, the IRS ruled that a trust qualified as a designated beneficiary after a trust beneficiary released certain portions of a power of appointment

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

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

Sale of assets for fair market value between a marital trust and a nonmarital trust to settle a dispute between beneficiaries and trustees of the trusts was neither a taxable gift nor a transfer of an income interest in a QTIP Priv. Ltr. Rul. 201119003

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

In this private letter ruling, the issue was whether the transfer of assets for fair market value between a marital trust and a nonmarital trust resulted in a taxable gift or a disposition of an income interest in qualified terminable interest property (“QTIP”

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"

IRS extends interim relief to trusts and estates on investment advisory costs - Notice 2010-32

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

The IRS recently issued Notice 2010-32, which extends for another year interim relief for trusts and estates on the treatment of investment advisory costs subject to the 2 floor under 67(a), so that taxpayers will not be required to determine the portion of a bundled fiduciary fee that is subject to the 2 floor for any taxable year beginning before January 1, 2010