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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


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


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"


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


Gift Tax Update
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

In 2016, the gift tax annual exclusion amount per donee will remain $14,000 for gifts made by an individual and $28,000 for gifts made by a married


Estate of Bates v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2012-314, November 7, 2012
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Tax Court ruled that the cost of settlement could not be deducted as an administrative expense on an estate tax return, because the claim was for a beneficiary's distributive share and not for a creditor's claim against the estate


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


No estate tax apportionment against payable on death accounts
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2010

In Estate of Sheppard v. Schleis, 2010 WI 32 (Wis. May 4, 2010), the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that, in the absence of any tax apportionment directions by the decedent, a beneficiary of a payable-on-death account is not liable for any estate tax imposed on the decedent's estate


Court rescinds nonqualified disclaimer and denies gift tax liability
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2010

In this case, a disclaimant's parents set up Qualified Personal Resident Trusts ("QPRTs") that passed to the disclaimant, Craig, and his sister after the QPRT terms expired


Wealth management update
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2015

The October 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.0, down 0.2 from September. The October