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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


Federal district court finds transfer of interests in LLC to children does not qualify for the annual gift tax exclusion Fisher v. Commissioner, No. 1:08-CV-00908 (March 11, 2010)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

A U.S. District Court in Indiana found the transfer of interests in a LLC to children did not qualify for the annual gift tax exclusion because the interests were considered “future” rather than “present” interests in property due to operating agreement restrictions on the children’s rights relating to the property


The Tax Court disallows charitable deductions and imposes accuracy-related penalties for failure to substantiate equipment donations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

The Tax Court disallowed a couple's charitable deductions and imposed accuracy-related penalties after finding they did not properly substantiate the contributions or provide contemporaneous written acknowledgements of their medical equipment donations


6th Circuit finds regulation reasonable on generation-skipping transfer tax Estate of Timken, 2010 WL 1253627 (April 2, 2010)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

The 6th Circuit found that Treasury Regulation 26.2601-1(b)(1)(v)(A), stipulating that the grandfathering exemption to the generation-skipping transfer tax (“GST”) does not apply when there is a post-statute exercise of lapse of a general power of appointment, is reasonable


May interest rates increase slightly for GRATs, split interest charitable trusts, sales to defective grantor trusts and intra-family loans
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

The May applicable federal rate ("AFR") for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 3


April interest rates remain steady for GRATs and split interest charitable trusts and increase slightly for sales to defective grantor trusts and intra-family loans
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The April applicable federal rate ("AFR") for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 3


Federal Court of Claims holds that primary executor of estate was not entitled to reissuance of $10 million refund when check was previously issued to and negotiated by an ancillary executor
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The Federal Court of Claims recently denied a U.S. executor’s claim for a federal tax refund when the IRS had previously issued a refund check to a non-U.S. ancillary executor


IRS announces notice and proposed regulations regarding Form TD F 90.22-1 Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (the FBAR) Notice 201023;
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The IRS has recently announced further guidance in the area of reporting non-U.S. bank and financial accounts


Federal district court finds promoter of “Aegis” system of “trusts” guilty of conspiracy to defraud and aiding the filing of a false tax return
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The defendant in Wasson was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and of aiding in the filing of a false tax return


8th Circuit finds limited partnership’s transfer restrictions disregarded when valuing stock for gift tax purposes - Holman v. Commissioner, 2010 WL 1331270 (April 7, 2010)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

The 8th Circuit, in affirming the Tax Court, found that a limited partnership created by a couple to hold Dell stock in trust for their children could not claim that the partnership's transfer restrictions constituted a bona fide business arrangement