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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


2016 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Update: What This Means for Your Current Will, Revocable Trust and Estate Plan
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

As we previously reported, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "Act") made the following permanent: (1) the reunification of the estate and


Tax Court holds that trusteebeneficiary's power to invade trust principal for her "welfare" is limited by an ascertainable standard and trust principal not includible in her estate under IRC 2041(b)(1)(a) estate of Ann R. Chancellor, et al. v. Commiss
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

Frequently, trust agreements ensure that the principal invasion power held by a trustee who is also a beneficiary is limited to distributions for the beneficiary's "health, education, maintenance and support"


Nassau Surrogate's Court issues opinion on decanting under New York EPTL 10-6.6
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2013

With In Re Kroll, 971 N.Y.S.2d 863, the Nassau Surrogate Court has issued what may be the first opinion dealing with the amended decanting statute


Proposed Treas. Reg. 1.67-4
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

Treasury has issued new proposed Regulations in connection with what costs incurred by estates or non-grantor trusts are subject to the 2 floor for miscellaneous deductions under I.R.C. 67(a


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


New York expands EPTL 10-6.6 to further liberalize trust "decanting"
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

On August, 17, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Bill A8297 which expands the State's decanting statute (Estates, Powers and Trust Law 10-6.6


Rush University Medical Center v. Sessions, 2012 IL 112906 (09202012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

In Rush, an estate tried to enforce a self-settled spendthrift trust without a state statute protecting it


Liability of a trust protector at issue in McLean v. Ponder
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2013

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion involving the liability of a Trust Protector for not exercising his powers to remove and


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