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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


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


IRS announces it is reopening the offshore voluntary disclosure program
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

The IRS announced it is reopening the offshore voluntary disclosure program to help people hiding offshore accounts get current with their taxes


New York legislature to consider new uniform trust code
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

A new uniform trust code will be submitted to the New York state legislature for its consideration


February interest rates for GRATs, sales to defective grantor trusts, intra-family loans and split interest charitable trusts
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

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


New York State changes personal income tax rates
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

New York has modified the personal income tax rate schedule for tax years 2012 through 2014


IRS issues Notice 2011-101
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

In Notice 2011-101, the IRS announced that it is studying the tax implications of "decantings" when there is a change in the beneficial interests in a trust


IRS issues final Form 8938
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

Treasury has issued a final Form 8938, which certain taxpayers will need to file in 2012 for the 2011 tax year


California Board of Equalization to release information to IRS
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

A California district court recently ruled that the IRS can serve "John Doe" summons on the California Board of Equalization in order to obtain a list of the names of California property owners who gifted real estate to family members between 2005 and 2010