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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


Estate of Schneider v. Finmann, 2009 NY Slip Op 2319 (App. Div. Mar. 24, 2009) (appeal pending before Court of Appeals)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

This case was argued before the Court of Appeals on May 4, 2010, and has not yet been decided by the Court


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


Disclaimer not qualified where disclaimed property passed to disclaimant by intestacy
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

In Estate of Tatum, Jr. v. U.S., 106 AFTR 2d 2010-6556 (S.D. Miss. 1062010), the Southern District of Mississippi held that a disclaimer was not qualified where the disclaimed property passed to the disclaimant by intestacy


Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

On December 15, 2010, the Senate passed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "Bill"


Hirchert Family Trust v. Johnee Ann Alle Hirchert (District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, June 17, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

The District Court of Appeal of Florida upheld an exception to the Florida homestead exemption in a case where a trusteedeceased husband of the defendant breached his fiduciary duty as trustee in California, and the defendant later used the proceeds resulting from this breach to purchase real property in Florida


Nevada Governor signed into law S.B. 221 with an effective date of October 1, 2011, which makes Nevada’s asset protection trust laws even stronger S.B. 221, 76th Sess., Reg. Sess.
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

On June 4, 2011, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law S.B. 221 with an effective date of October 1, 2011


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


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