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Two taxpayers lose income tax deductions for spousal support payments
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2013

Two recent Tax Court cases serve as a reminder that the income tax deduction for the payment of spousal support is subject to some very specific rules


Private letter ruling suggests that assets held in a grantor trust and not included in grantor’s estate may nevertheless receive a basis increase
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

In PLR 201245006, the IRS addressed a question that has been puzzling tax advisors for years. A person who was not a citizen or resident of the


IRS moves against incomplete gift strategy
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2012

For a long time, a popular tax-planning strategy has involved the use of an “incomplete gift.”


Executors must be careful when requesting an extension of time to pay estate tax
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2011

The federal estate return and the payment of any estate tax are both due nine months after the date of a decedent's death


Recent case points out even more risks of serving as fiduciary
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2012

By now most people are aware that significant legal and economic exposure goes along with serving as a personal representative or trustee for a close friend or family member


Estate denied deduction for settlement payment to caregiver
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

In Estate of Sylvia E. Bates (2012), the Tax Court rejected an estate's attempt to deduct a settlement payment to the decedent's caregiver as an


More family limited partnerships in court
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2012

Several recent cases have addressed tax issues related to family limited partnerships or limited liability companies


IRS clarifies application of passive loss rules to trusts
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2007

Under IRC 469, losses incurred by individuals (including estates and trusts) in connection with passive activities are deductible only to the extent that the taxpayer also has income from passive activities


Do you still have title and other insurance on your house and other real property?
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2009

While not a tax issue per se, the problem discussed here often arises as a result of transfers of real property that were made for income or estate tax planning purposes


Alert to those who serve on charitable boards
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2008

Charities in California need to be aware of a new law that affects their endowments the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (“UPMIFA”