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New tax provisions make expatriation more costly
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • August 25 2008

On June 17, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Tax Relief Act of 2008 (the HEART Act


Consider gifting appreciated property
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • February 22 2013

Because of the increase in the higher tax rates, as well as the additional tax on net investment income applied to the taxable income of many


Three ways to minimize your estate tax
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • July 26 2012

A major goal of estate planning is to minimize taxes during the transmission of wealth from one generation to another


Estate planning considerations: documentation and peace of mind
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

With the introduction of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act), the world of estate planning has been injected with a dose of certainty


Unprecedented transfer tax planning opportunity
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

The current gift tax law, coupled with historically low interest rates, creates a unique opportunity to shift substantial wealth to younger generations


Out of sight isn’t out of (the IRS’s) mind: the expanding universe of foreign disclosure requirements
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • July 27 2011

Taxpayers who fail to comply with U.S. income tax and foreign asset reporting requirements face draconian civil and criminal penalties, and enforcement of these requirements remains a priority for the IRS


IRS gives taxpayers third chance to report unreported foreign accounts and assets
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • January 10 2012

On January 9, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it has reopened the offshore voluntary disclosure program (2012 OVDP), giving U.S. citizens and resident aliens one more opportunity to disclose foreign financial accounts and assets with reduced penalties


Estate planning -- an update
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • November 30 2011

After three months of deliberations, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the Super Committee) charged with finding ways to cut the nation's deficit, has failed to produce any proposals to reduce the debt


Spotlight on Alabama: program for unreported offshore accounts
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

On April 1, 2010, the Alabama Department of Revenue (Department) issued a News Release offering "a time-limited opportunity for anyone trying to avoid Alabama taxes by using hidden, offshore bank accounts to come forward without penalty."


Recent decision further clouds the muddy waters of annual exclusion giving
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • May 27 2010

Present law allows a donor who desires to make a gift the ability to transfer up to $13,000 per donee, per calendar year, free of the gift tax and without the requirement of filing a gift tax return