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Now is the time to take advantage of changes to the federal gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes in 2010
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2010

Two changes to the Federal wealth transfer system that were enacted pursuant to the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (the "2001 Act") during President Bush's first year in office create, at least in the absence of retroactive legislation, a favorable environment in 2010 for gift planning


Using charitable giving techniques to offset income tax from Roth IRA conversions
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • 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


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


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


Income tax deductions for charitable donations may be denied without a qualified appraisal Mohamed v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2012-152
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2012

Obtaining a qualified appraisal is an essential requirement for claiming an income tax deduction for charitable donations of property worth more than $5,000


March interest rates for GRATs, sales to defective grantor trusts, intra-family loans and split interest charitable trusts
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

The March 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 1.4


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


Private letter ruling 201151003 (December 23, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

The IRS granted a decedent's estate an extension to make the alternate valuation election where the executor of the estate relied on advice of the CPA that he hired to prepare and file the decedent's estate tax return


Freeman v. U.S. (E. D. Pennsylvania, January 30, 2012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

A U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania held that an estate was liable for penalties and interest for the late filing of an estate tax return because the executor did not have reasonable cause for filing after the deadline


Estate of Fujishima (Tax Court memorandum, January 9, 2012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

The Tax Court held that a decedent, not his mother, was the owner of two life insurance policies on his life