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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

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

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

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

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

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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

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

Year-end planning strategies

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

We have experienced yet another year of financial instability, both here and across the shores, which continues to engender some degree of anxiety among our clients

Trust cannot claim charitable deduction for fair market value of appreciated property donated to charity, despite fact that property was purchased with trust gross income

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2010

In Chief Counsel Advice 201042023 (10222010), IRS has held that a trust cannot claim an income tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of appreciated property donated to charity, despite the fact that the property was purchased with the trust's gross income from prior years and was traceable to that income