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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


Wealth management update
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2015

The August 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.2, the same as July. The August applicable


2014 estate, gift and GST tax update: what this means for your current will, revocable trust and estate plan
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2013

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


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


Federal exclusion from gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes increases to $5,340,000 in 2014
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2013

In Revenue Ruling 2013-35, the IRS announced certain inflation adjustments to tax exemptions and deductions. The IRS increased the basic exclusion


Wealth management update
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2014

The May 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.4, up 0.2 from April. The May applicable


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


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